Dopo numerose difficoltà, l’Ambulatorio Costantiniano, ambulatorio medico gratuito per persone indigenti, attivo a Napoli sin dal 2013 in seno alla Delegazione di Napoli e Campania, è riuscito ad offrire una sistemazione in una casa di cura ad un uomo senza fissa dimora. Inoltre, grazie all’Ambulatorio Costantiniano, al Cappellano dell’ospedale Loreto Mare e ad altri Volontari Medici, è stato possibile legalizzare la posizione del senza tetto in questione che da anni era sprovvisto di carta d’identità e di tessera sanitaria.
The delegation was able to organize aa double charity event with the AIRC: the knights and the dames of the delegation bought many Easter eggs, whose income will go to cancer research. These eggs will then be donated to the canteens which offer hot meals to the needy people.
On April 12th, the meals were entirely offered by the knights of the delegation, in the presence of HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect at the parish of San Pasquale in Chiaia. Easter eggs were also given as gifts to those in need. Giannangelo Marciano, Stefano Cimaglia Gonzaga, Anna Montella, Luigi De Angelis and many volunteers contributed to the success of the event.
On April 14th, a visit was made to the Sisters of Mercy, in the presence of HRH the Grand Prefect, Baron de Lutio, Chevalier de Angelis and Leopoldo de Gregorio Cattaneo in order to donate Airc’s Easter eggs.
On April 13th the ceremony of the old square Vittorio Emanuele II, now renamed in honour of Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, took place. Many knights and supporters gathered to attend the event. The square was full of people and the crowd cheered on HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, godmother of the event. The meeting with the school groups and the “children’s council” was very moving as well. An exchange of gifts also took place with the mayor. The Grand Prefect also received the prestigious Troisi Award.
HRH the Grand Prefect also went to the Royal Archipendery of San Giorgio a Cremano with the Constantinian Honor Guard.
For the improvement of the whole territory, on March 2nd, HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect and Marquise Federica De Gregorio Cattaneo dei Principi di Sant’Elia have made a private visit to the Palace of Portici with the help and support of Alessandro Manna, President of the Association of these royal sites. Accompanied by Eugenio Gervasio, they visited the Wine Museum, which is now under construction. In the early afternoon, a visit was made to Villa Campolieto, property of the Ente Ville Vesuviane, where they were received by the KARMA cultural association that presented to Princess Beatrice their historical show “Alla Corte dei Borbone”, and whose founding members Antonio Raia and Antonio Ruocco, together with the Delegate of the Ente Ville Vesuviane Foundation, accompanied the delegation on a guided tour of the town and its rooms.
On Sunday, March 3rd, Marquise Federica de Gregorio Cattaneo Dei Principi Di Sant’Elia, Mr. Diomede Gersone and Princess Beatrice sent a recorded message to an Italian-Canadian community that found its own identity as a community in a foreign country in the proximity to the historic Bourbon dynasty and the Southern Italian culture.
On March 4th, HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Marquise Federica De Gregorio Cattaneo dei Principi di Sant’Elia and a large representation of knights of the Neapolitan delegation went to the Royal Palace of Naples, where a ceremony was held to deliver the commemorative plaque of the restoration of the clock on the façade of the Palazzo Reale in Naples, financed by the Neapolitan delegation of the Order thanks to the financial contribution of 5 aspiring Knights, and carried out by the Mr. Michele Torre. The delegate from Naples and Campania has personally followed the coordination with the Superintendency and the relative permits for the restoration and plaque. The delegation received a warm welcome with a welcome cocktail on the beautiful terrace of the royal palace and then made a special visit to the bedroom with frescoes by Carlo and Maria Amalia of Bourbon, always guided by the architect Paolo Mascilli Migliorini, director- coordinator of architectural restoration works for the Royal Palace. The commemorative plaque of the restoration was made by the Delegation of Naples and Campania, which entrusted the work to Mr. Michele Torre, who restored it after 35 years.
Royal Palace, the clock is now working after 30 years
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Aversa, January 29th, 2019 – On the anniversary of her death, Blessed Maria Cristina, Queen of the Two Sicilies, was remembered with a Mass at the Cathedral of Aversa presided over by H.E. Msgr. Angelo Spinillo, Bishop of the city. At the end of the celebration, organized by the local offices of the Maria Cristina di Savoia Cultural Conferences, an image of the Sovereign was blessed, embellished by an altarpiece created and donated by the Neapolitan Art Master Mario Compostella, official supplier of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies. Many Knights and Dames of the delegation also attended.