Brotherhood of the Holy Cross-White Penitents of Gorbio

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
  • Chapel
  • 15th C
45, rue Barbacana 06500 Gorbio
This is probably the oldest association in Gorbio. It groups together the white penitents of Gorbio.
This brotherhood had, very early on, a humanitarian role in this small isolated commune that was Gorbio.
The penitents have always played a social and health role, burying the dead. Today, still active, they maintain all the religious traditions and in particular the feast of the slugs which consists of a fervent procession on the Thursday following the Corpus Domini. The slug procession is so called because it takes place at nightfall and the village is lit only by small oil lamps made of snail shells filled with oil and a wick. They also organise the Saint Bartholomew's Day procession, the...
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Brotherhood of the Holy Cross-White Penitents of Gorbio
45, rue Barbacana 06500 Gorbio
Spoken languages
  • French
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