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Elsewhere are a few lines about St Antonius, the Great one and the one from Padua. It is a bit confusing of who you meet sometimes in Corsica. With all those pigs around, you may think of Antonius the Great, but many shrines or churches display Antonius of Padua; at least it is Antonius.
On the Mare a Mare trail, near Muricciolu bridge, is a shrine (picture 1) giving shelter to Antonius of Padua, obviously (picture 2), as he is very often represented carrying Jesus.
Most of the statues of Antonius of Padua are protected in their shelters by thick chicken wire (picture 3), but devotion goes far for decorating him.
There is not only St Antonius in the shrines, you also can see St Peter with the keys of Heaven, but he also has strange handcuffs, (reminder of Corsican Nationalism?) (picture 4).
In some villages you can spot strange fountains, like this one (picture 5) which expresses the religious spirit of Corsican; I do not know who the mosaic represents; note there is no statue in the small niche above.
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