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Subject: Re: Letteria
Author: SugarPlumFairy   (guest, 81.193.146.228)
Date: February 21, 2011 at 2:11:33 PM
Reply to: Letteria by Orsino
You're right. The name Letteria / Letterio comes from of St. Mary of the Letter (Madonna della Lettera), the patron saint of Messina. According to tradition, she blessed the Messina ambassadors to Palestine, entrusting them with a letter of protection for all of the city. Name Day is June 3rd.

Sources:
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letteria

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