Since the XV century in Napoli and the surrounding area the cult of the Madonna Dell' Arco is celebrated every sunday and culminates in a big procession of over tree hundred thousand pilgrims: Fuienti (those who flee), every Monday in Albis in the church of Santa Anastasia at nine kilometres from Naples.
About six thousand ex-voto are conserved in the sanctuary, paintings, minted medals and other objects produced in gratitude for grace received, documenting the popular anxiety of salvation which remains unaltered during all those centuries.
On the day of the rites, each group of Fuienti forms a Squadrone and they proceed to the sanctuary bringing their donations for the Madonna. Usually are donations in money but anything can be the testimony of their faith from a dove to a painting.In some areas and small villages they still use to have a competition for the best painting to be offered to the Madonna. THe painting usually are of religious subject but anything can be portrayed.
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Futbal's Justice won the competition in 1989 in the city off Afragola.