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In Italian churches' names of the form “Santa Maria [something]” there are innumerable possible “somethings”, which one can roughly divide into three categories: adjectives (or other phrases) relative to Mary herself (Addolorata, Ausiliatrice, Egiziaca, Formosa, Gloriosa, Liberatrice, Odigitria...), which may or may not have a relation to specifically ...


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I admit that I have never read Il Fu Mattia Pascal, but I can try to answer you even not knowing the context within the narration of the book. The name "Santa Maria Liberale" could be a reference to the true Venetian church "Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Liberale" whose church is dedicated to both Santa Maria Assunta and San ...


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