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Chapel of Our Lady of Divine Providence

  • Address
    Trejqa Tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, Malta
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  • Visiting Hours
  • What to see
    Tiny chapel


The Chapel of Our Lady of Divine Providence, located in Ħal Kbir (now part of Siġġiewi), has a rich history dating back to at least the 16th century, as evidenced by Bishop Dusina’s visit in 1575. Originally dedicated to Our Lady in flight to Egypt (Madonna tal-Harba), the church underwent deconsecrations and changes over the centuries. In the 18th century, under the direction of Fr. Michealangelo Mamo, the church was rebuilt after being deconsecrated, and in the 19th century, the painter Giuseppe Velasquez transformed the titular painting into a representation of Our Lady of Divine Providence.

The chapel has undergone restorations and embellishments, reflected in its current parvis and façade, with remarkable architectural features, such as the image of birds pecking pomegranates and the Latin inscription from the Gospel of St. Matthew (6:26). The chapel, with its rich history and transformations, presents itself as a significant site on the Maltese Way for those seeking to explore Malta’s religious heritage.

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