Comenius 2008-2010 Multilateral Project

This site is an outcome of the Comenius 2008-2010 multilateral project "European Journey Through Legends".


"Becoming more European does not mean forgetting our national cultural heritage, but sharing it with other European nation".

The legend of Mare de Déu del Vinyet (Sitges)


Once upon a time in the current sanctuary of Mare de Déu del Vinyet in Sitges, it was a vineyard of a very rich and important family called Can Milans dels Ferrers. In their fields they had slaves to cultivate. One day, a slave was digging a vine when he saw an image of the Virgin and he took it thinking it was a doll or a toy because he had never been to a mass. When the slave arrived at home he didn’t find the image. The next day when he was digging in the field, he found the image of the Virgin and he took it to home again. When he was at home he didn’t find it, the image came back to the vineyard. At the third day the Virgin appeared and the slave took the image again. When he was at home again, he talked with his master and he explained to the slave that it was the image of the God’s mother. Finally, they built a church to venerate God’s mother. The church was called Mare de  Déu del Vinyet because the farm’s name was Vinyet.


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