On sunday, July 16 2023, the Delegation of Abruzzo and Molise met in the noble and Bourbon city of Venafro, ancient Land of Molise, to celebrate the beginning of the summer and the holiday period. This year the Feast had a great significance for the investiture of new confreres. Numerous Knights and Dames with their families and military and civil authorities of the regions of Abruzzo and Molise intervened. The new Knights, before receiving the investiture, gathered in prayer retreat for the “Vigil of Arms”, according to the ancient rite of chivalry, assisted and guided by the Chaplain, Knight of Ecclesiastical Grace Don Mauro Colarusso and the Delegate. The Knights, the Dames, all in cloak, and the aspirants, in procession, entered the Church of San Nicandro preceded by the Labaro of the Delegation and the Cross, welcomed on the churchyard by the Delegate and the Celebrant and together they went to the altar for the evocative and emotional ceremony of Investiture followed by the Solemn Mass. The music that accompanied the liturgical celebration was particular, performed by the Schola Cantorum of the “Costantiniana Chapel” of the Delegation of Abruzzo and Molise, coordinated by the Master organist Marciano Oliva. Lunch followed with the toast of good wishes for an excellent summer and with the communication of the next Spiritual Retreat to be held in the Sanctuary of Castelpetroso on September 14, 15 and 16.
The next 2023 Spiritual Retreat of the Abruzzo and Molise delegation will be held at the Sanctuary of Maria SS. Addolorata of Castelpetroso on September 14,15 and 16. HERE you can consult the schedule of commitments and the titles of the reports that will be treated.