Our Lady of Macerata
by Bob and Penny Lord
It was the year 1447 and all of Italy was being attacked by a new enemy - the plague. The casualties surpassed the numbers lost in any war. The citizens of Italy were dying by the thousands, as the pestilence spread from city to city and village to village. No one was safe! The plague was nearing Macerata's borders, when the citizens of the town decided to call a Town Council meeting.