Dominic evicted snakes

May 13, 2013
Bishop Angelo Spina of Sulmona-Valva, Italy, holds snakes used to cover a wooden statue of St. Dominic, before a procession of the statue in Cocullo May 1. Local legend says St. Dominic cleared fields of invading snakes and is known to intercede on behalf of people bitten by snakes.

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Dominic evicted snakes

Bishop Angelo Spina of Sulmona-Valva, Italy, holds snakes used to cover a wooden statue of St. Dominic, before a procession of the statue in Cocullo May 1.

Local legend says St. Dominic cleared fields of invading snakes and is known to intercede on behalf of people bitten by snakes.