La S. Manna

Manna Bottle

Basilica Pontificia S. Nicola
PP. Domenicani

Bari, Italy
2000
Glass with decal
3 inches

The “Manna of Saint Nicholas” is transparent pure water formed in the Saint’s tomb. When it is removed each May, the monks mix it with holy water and place it in smaller bottles, painted by local artists, for people to keep in their homes for devotional use.

These bottles were available in the Basilica shop