Castell’Umberto – December 27, 2014. In the small church of St. George in Castanea fraction Castell’Umberto in the province of Messina, with a Divine Liturgy of St. Giovanni Crisostomo (Mass in the Byzantine rite) Papas Luigi Lucini, Constantinian chaplain, ended the year 2014 of the constantinian delegation of Sicily.
Braving the snow, the Constantinian knights have gathered in their church in the Nebrodi mountains for a celebration in memory of the Grand Masters of the Constantinian Order and of H:R:H: Francesco II as the 27 December is the 120th anniversary of his death.
After the mass, the vicar delegate for Sicily Noble Antonio Janni, knight of grace, recalled the most important events of the activities of Sicilian constantinian delegation during the year 2014.
He particularly focused on the visits of HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Chancellor, in May and of the Grand Master H:R:H: Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro in November.
He also mentioned the presence of the Grand Prior H.E. Rev Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino in february for the investitures and in march for the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic church in Monreale with the Archbishop and Prior of Sicily, H.E. Rev Monsignor Michele Pennisi.
Another ceremony remembered was the spiritual retreat with the Bishop of Patti H.E Rev Monsignor Ignazio Zambito in the co-cathedral of Patti. A special mention has been devoted to the “hunger of your neighbor”, with donations of milk, pastas and other food, meals for the needy and the new project “new Crumbs of Health” that provides children a year from 0 to 3 years in Monreale and in Piazza Armerina.
They were present the knights Salvatore Romano, Antonio di Janni, Salvatore Mangione, Giuseppe Sgrò, Carmelo Sammarco, Giuseppe Matranga, Salvatore Italiano and Lady Santina Ferlito.