Harsien Patrimonju Mosti


There are some 13 other chapels in Mosta, several of which from the late medieval period or the Knight's era (1530-1798). A number of these are situated in the valley itself and have interesting legends tied to their origins.


Speranza (Hope) Chapel was built between 1760 and 1761.

It is said that a young girl and her sisters tending their family's sheep suddenly found themselves in danger when an advance party from a Turkish incursion came their way. Such raids were not uncommon and all caught were either taken into slavery or killed. 

Whilst the sisters escaped, the little girl couldn't run very fast due to a limp. It is said that she hid in a cave (now situated under the Chapel, on its left side), and that she prayed to Our Lady and vowed she would build a chapel on the spot if she was spared.

Several spiders started weaving webs over the opening of the cave. When the chasing Turks came across the cave they noticed the webs across the entrance and determined that had the girl hidden herself there, the web would not intact, and sped on. The girl then raised funds to build the chapel and fulfill her vow. 


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