Behind the Scenes – Dressing the Statue

It is the Friday evening at the start of the Festa of Madona Del Libero in August in the town of Pietrelcina.

Outside there is a concert going on in the Piazza Maria SS Annunciata. Inside the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Angels, where St. Padre Pio said his first mass, there are people quietly watching a quite different event.Β 

The main doors of the church were quietly closed but those already inside were welcomed to stay and watch.Β 

It was August 2013 and I was happy to record the event.

Here is what I filmed