The gem in the church of Cortaccia, from which – according to legend – tears or sweat dropped, is highly revered.
Image gallery: The miraculous image of Cortaccia
On the 28th of November, 1733, a soldier of the emperor was in the farmhouse “auf der Platten” in Cortaccia. The rosary was prayed every evening. After the rosary the soldier discovered drops of tears or sweat in a picture of the Madonna in the parlour. The phenomenon was observed and it happened again. The People began to worship the image. The priest of the village reported the phenomenon to the bishop who immediately sent a troop to check the whole thing. The researchers were unable to detect any deception.
On the 17th of July, 1738, the picture of the Madonna was placed on a side altar in the parish church of Cortaccia for general veneration. Especially in the time of the great cholera in 1836 the picture was worshiped very much. Also today, the people of Cortaccia still pray in front of the miraculous image.