In the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Sepe and of HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, the inauguration of the Constantinian ambulatory took place at the Royal Basilica of San Francesco di Paola,. The Constantinian ambulatory will offer free consultations to the needy people.
On November 9th, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, presided the solemn celebration for the ceremony of handing over to Father Mario Savarese at the Royal Pontifical Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. The Grand Prefect, HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, attended the solemn ceremony with a large group of knights of the delegation. Our Order also offered a guard of honor at the entrance of Cardinal Sepe and during the ceremony. HRH the Grand Prefect and the Order itself were thanked by His Eminence Cardinal Sepe for their charitable activities.
On the occasion of the celebration of Saint Charles, the Knights and Dames of delegation, including many Guard of Honor volunteers, celebrated a Mass at the Basilica of Saint Claire in Naples in tribute to King Charles and King Francis I. The Knights paid tribute to HRH the Duke of Castro, Head of the Royal House and Grand Master, recalling the many charitable activities he has carried out and which still carries out.
On October 10th, 2019, the Knights, Dames and volunteers of the Honor Guard of the Holy Order gathered in prayer at the Basilica of Santa Chiara in Naples for a Holy Mass in memory of Queen Maria Sophie of Bourbon and of King Ferdinand IV. Soldiers of the King’s First Regiment, a cultural recreation association, also participated in the celebration.
On October 5th, commemorations were held at the National Museum of Pietrarsa, in memory of the 180th anniversary of the inauguration of the peninsula’s first railway, which was made by Ferdinand II of Bourbon.
HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect of the Constantinian Order, visited the Pietrarsa Museum and was accompanied by Marquise Federica De Gregorio Cattaneo, the General Director of the Fondazione Ferrovie dello Stato, Ing. Luigi Francesco Cantamessa Armati, the museum’s director, Oreste Orvitti, the president of the ENEA research center in Portici, Dr. Aldo Parisi, the head of the philatelic sector of the Italian post office, Dr. Maria Grazia Paris, who have made a special obliteration for the occasion, and by some Knights of the Order.
During the visit to the various pavilions of the Museum, the caretakers recalled the history of the place and described future projects for the historical and cultural improvement of the site, which has reached an international importance.