Paliani Myrtle Tree

Paliani Myrtle Tree

The Paliani Monastery’s most definite landmark and main element of religious worship is the Paliani Myrtle, an age-old tree by the church, an impressive survival of the ancient tradition of sacred trees. The faithful who visit the monastery often take away a leaf or twig from the tree, which they treasure or use as a charm or in therapeutic tisanes.

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