Religion in Corsica is just as important as in the rest of France – if not more so. You get the sense, though, that the Roman Catholic faith overlays deeper currents of belief, stretching back beyond the birth of Christianity. It’s more elemental, like Corsican music.
There wasn’t a place in The House at Zaronza for the procession I’m about to describe. But one day, I hope to introduce it into one of my Corsica novels or short stories.