It has been suggested to us by several different people that Malta is more Catholic than the Vatican.
We can believe it. A church is nearly always in sight and religious festivities abound – one local told us that each town has at least one patron saint and that massive celebrations occur regularly in their honor. They include marching bands, special masses, religious processions, fireworks, and are even broadcast over the local radio.
Our favorite illustration of the devout faith of the Maltese is the charming plaques and statues that adorn front doors. They turn any aimless wander down side streets into a frenzied photo shoot….