Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) in Montenegro

Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) in Montenegro

August 2007 Issue

Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) in Montenegro


Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks)

If you are at the location shown in the June ’07 issue’s picture on July 22nd, you can take part in an annual event called Fasinada in which the local boat owners sail out to the island and throw stones in the water. That’s how this man-made island, Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks), was formed in the first place.

The church you see today was built in 1632, taking the place of the original 1452 chapel. It’s located in the bay of Kotor in Montenegro.

Thirty-eight readers sent in correct answers, and DAVID COX and TAMARA COMPTON of Bellingham, Washington, won the drawing.

We thank Dick Alvernaz of Lakeside, California, for sending in the picture.