Madonna of the Letter

the statue of the Madonna della Lettera on a stella at the port entrance of Messina, Sicily; photographed on 18 October 2017 by Hajotthu; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Madonna della Letter
  • Our Lady of the Letter
  • Our Lady of the Holy Letter



One of the devotional titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is based on a letter that the Christians in Messina, Sicily received from Mary, commending them for their faith and assuring them of her protection. The letter was tied up with a lock of her hair, which is still enshrined as a relic in the cathedral of Messina.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Madonna of the Letter“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2020. Web. 28 February 2021. <>