Category Archives: Street Shrines

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STREET SHRINES: The Immaculate Conception – Triq Santa Marija

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Another street shrine one finds in Triq Santa Marija is located at the corner of a house just before reaching the open space leading to Triq Santa Luċija and Triq San Emidju.   The niche dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, … Continue reading

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STREET SHRINES: St Catherine found at Triq Santa Marija

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To no surprise, at Zejtun we find a number of niches dedicated to the patron saint of the town, St Catherine of Alexandria. There are old niches dating back to tens of years ago and other modern ones done by … Continue reading

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STREET SHRINE: St Lawrence in Triq Santa Marija

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Placed in a very modest niche on a corner house between Triq Santa Marija and Sqaq Santa Marija Nru 1, one finds this small stone statue of St Lawrence. St Lawrence is the patron saint of Birgu, thus one could … Continue reading

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STREET SHRINES: Could it be that the street was named after this niche?

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Just above the entrance door to Dwardu’s hair saloon, at the first part of Triq Santa Marija, one finds this impressive street shrine dedicated to the The Assumption or St. Mary as is commonly known. Could it be that this … Continue reading

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STREET SHRINES: Our Lady of the Rosary in Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill

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If the most common street shrine in all of the local towns and villages is that dedicated to Our Lady under different titles, the titles of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of the Rosary, without doubt are … Continue reading

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STREET SHRINES: The Statue of Daniel on Daniel’s House

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On your way through the center of Zejtun there is a sizable palace in Misraħ Carlo Diacono which cannot be missed.  However most of those passing in front of this palace could easily pass by without noticing a niche located at the center of the facade … Continue reading

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Street Shrines: St John the Baptist in Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill

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This week’s street shrine is found on what used to be Xandru Farrugia’s house in Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill. A small stone statue situated in a very modest niche on the facade of No. 13, Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill is surely the … Continue reading

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Street Shrines: Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Sqaq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill

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While entering to the centre of Zejtun, through Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill, one could easily miss the alley which is located as soon as you enter this street.  If it is easy to drive by the side of this alley … Continue reading

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Street Shrines: Our Lady of Rosary in Triq San Mikiel

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Just next door to the street shrine of St Michael which we had published last week, located on door number 13 in St Michael Street, one finds another niche.  This niche is dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary, although the … Continue reading

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Street Shrines: St Michael’s Niche in Triq San Mikiel

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This street shrine is located right above  remissa door number 11 in Triq San Mikiel at ir-Raħal ta’ Fuq.  It is in the form or a bass relief surrounded with a frame and having a plaque at its lowest part … Continue reading