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The sanctuary is on top of Selva hill, at about 400 mt above sea level. The legend recounts about Holy Mary appearing on May,31st 1536 to a deaf-mute shepherd from Gardone Val Trompia, who pastured his sheep on the hills between San Vigilio and Cellatica. The shepherd received the order from the Madonna to invite the inhabitants of the surrounding villages to dedicate her a place of cult there, and so he regained his voice. Yet on June,23rd 1536 there was a decree by the dioceses in Brescia which allowed the three villages involved, San Vigilio, Cellatica and Gussago, to erect a sanctuary in that place and on June, 2nd 1537 the first stone was placed.


Madonna of the Stella
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25060 - Gussago