Day 1,025: Mediterranean Cruise: Trapani, Sicily.

Laetitia led a tour group on a Mediterranean cruise. On their tour of Trapani, Sicily, they visited a Baroque church called La chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio, roughly translated as “The Church of the souls in purgatory.” A sculpture on an outer wall of a torso being consumed by flames warns those who might depart purgatory by the wrong exit.

At Trapani’s Church of Purgatory
For souls caught between Hell and glory
There are sculptures that show
What life’s like below
In images tending toward gory.