What Is The Main Religion In Sardinia?

Sardinia is still fiercely Christian. The majority of Sardinians have been baptized as Roman Catholic, much like their Italian counterparts. A 5th of the population still attends Sunday mass, one of the lowest turnouts in Italy. 

Religion in Sardinia, how many Sardinians attend church

This graph shows how religious the twenty different regions of Italy are. The south of Italy is much more religious, especially in Sicily. But as you can see Sardinia has a much lower church attendance, with less than 22% of the population attending church.

Sardinia Has A Packed Festive Calendar

Religion in Sardinia, What religion is sardinia?

The passage of time in Sardinia is marked by the multitude of religious festivals that take place throughout the year. With grand precessions carrying Saints through towns, feasts, and celebrations. There is always an event to look forward to, and a great chance to see the whole village out on the streets celebrating. Although, many festivities originate from a time before Christianity arrived in Sardinia. 

The Roman Empire is responsible for the integration of Christianity into Sardinian society. The Sardinian countryside is lavished with small churches, found solitary in the middle of open fields or resting on the top of hills. Many churches are believed to have been build on top of sacred spiritual sites, near a water source.  Many small villages in Sardina will have more than four churches. Many churches are now abandoned but are very interesting to visit and walk around the ruins. There are also numerous shrines to the Virgin Mary, adorning many roadsides across the inland. 

Jason Matthew Warland

Sardinia is a place beyond time. I visited the island for the first time over five years ago to volunteer on a farm. Now, I am living in the United Kingdom, working in regenerative agriculture (biodynamictrainee.com) but every time I have a holiday it will be in Sardinia. And maybe one day I will be able to combine my passions for agriculture and Sardinia together once again. Thanks for reading the article I hope it was useful to you.

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