On 12 December, Dames, Knights, worthy people and volunteers of the Delegation of Calabria gathered in Reggio Calabria, at the Candlemas Church, to take part in the Eucharistic celebration presided over by H.E. the Most Reverend Msgr. Vittorio Luigi Mondello, Archbishop Emeritus of Reggio Calabria – Bova, Prior of the Delegation. The religious function was celebrated by the Vice Prior, Commander of Ecclesiastic Grace Father Luigi Cannizzo and Knight of Ecclesiastic Grace Father Nicola Commisso Meleca. At the end of the Eucharistic celebration, thanks to Knight Officer of Merit Carlo Parisio, the Delegation donated a freezer to the parish Caritas of Candelora. The new appliance, together with the refrigerator already donated by the Delegation on 18 September, will assist the volunteers in preserving the foodstuffs for the deserving and important work. After the donation, people who had distinguished themselves for their contribution to the Delegation’s good works received a number of merits. Afterwards, a fraternal agape was excellently organised by Dame of Merit Marianna Foti in a famous place of the city, at the end of which a painting donated by Knight of Merit Giuseppe Buggè was raffled off.
On Friday 17 December, a group of Knights of the Delegation of Calabria spent the afternoon at the Family House Villa Bethania. Thanks to the love and dedication of the Congregation Daughters of Mary, the Most Holy, Co-Redemptrix, through the work of 15 nuns, coordinated by Sister Carla and assisted by volunteers, the facility hosts socially disadvantaged minors, minors at risk and those in recovery programmes ordered by the judicial authorities. The attention paid to these children inspired the initiative of Noble Dame of Justice Sveva dei Principi Sanseverino dei Baroni di Marcellinara, who was happy to offer the gifts requested by the children. Accompanied by Delegate Gianpietro dei Principi Sanseverino dei Baroni di Marcellinara, Vice Delegate Dr Aurelio Badolati, Knight Officers Dr Roberto Bendini, Dr Carlo Parisio and Corrado Savasta, Knight Dr Giuseppe Tripodi and Dame Marianna Foti, the Princess won the hearts of the children. After presenting the Order and its aims, Mother Superior received a publication illustrating the activities carried out over the years in Calabria. Then, one by one, the names of each child echoed through the large reception hall. As they rushed to receive the personalised gift prepared for each one, the hearts of those present were filled with joy.