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On January 8th, the first distribution of the year for the project Briciole di Salute was held in Monreale. The Vice Delegate, along with Mr. Gregory Dendramis, Mr. Marco Scolaro, Ms. Lia Giangreco, Ms. Sonia Lo Monaco and Ms. Antonella Zito, offered products for fifty children from zero to three years old.
On January 6th, the Sicilian delegation distributed sweets and toys to children as part of the Briciole di Salute project at the Maria SS degli Agonizzanti church in Monreale. The Vice Delegate, Mrs. Giovana Galli and Mrs. Sonia Lo Monaco also distributed 100 pairs of shoes received by the association “Doniamo un Sorriso Smile Live”.
After the Holy Mass of the Epiphany, which was held at the Basilica La Magione, the traditional distribution of sweets was held in favour of the most needy children of the parish. The delegation distributed more than 100 Epiphany stockings and gifts to these children.
On December 27th, a group of knights carried out the usual food distribution as part of the “Briciole di Salute” project in Paternò.
On December 30th, the usual distribution of products for children took place at the premises of S. Stefano Church in Piazza Armerina.
On December 22nd Mgr. Salvatore Grimaldi celebrated a Mass for Knights and Dames on the occasion of Christmas. Mgr Grimaldi also announced the twinning of the parish of Magione with a parish of Senegal. Many knights and Dames, the Vice Delegate and Baron Vincenzo Calefati di Canalotti, Knight of Justice of the Order and Delegate for Western Sicily of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta attended, too.
On December 4th 2019, all the activities linked to the project “Briciole di Salute” continued in Patti in favor of the Franciscan Sisters who run the “Holy Family” Diocesan House. Volunteers Tony Zarrillo and Francesco Guerrera delivered various products to Sister Rita, including cookies donated by Fratelli Costa confectionery in Piedimonte Etneo (CT).
On December 8th HE Msgr Michele Pennisi, Archbishop of Monreale and Prior of Sicily, celebrated a solemn Mass on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception at the Cathedral of Monreale. Many Knights and Dames were present. A procession took place after the religious ceremony.
Mr. Gregory Dendramis, under the Vice Delegate’s guide, went to Piana degli Albanesi to deliver food and products for the “Briciole di Salute” project.
On November 15th, HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies inaugurated “the room of the Two Sicilies” at the archiepiscopal seminary of Messina, which contains valuable documents and books about Messina’s history. Mr. Franz Riccobono illustrated the entire collection to the Princess. Before the inauguration, during a conference, the Princess communicated to HE Msgr. Cesare Di Pietro, vicar bishop of Messina, that HRH the Grand Master had named him Grand Officer of Ecclesiastical Grace. The Sicilian Vice Delegate, the representative of Catania Antonino Amato and the Marquis Mirti della Valle attended.
On November 20th, Mr. Giuseppe Longo and Mr. Massimo Vacanti delivered food, seasonal fruits and other food products to the “Madonna della Tenda di Cristo” center in Acireale.
On November 27th, the second distribution of the “Briciole di Salute” project took place in Monreale. Vice Delegate and Volunteers Daniela Prestigiacomo and Sonia Lo Monaco distributed Italian pasta, baby food, biscuits, diapers and typical Italian Christmas cakes (panettoni).
On November 27th 2019, the usual distribution of clothes and toys for children from 0 to 3 years old took place in favor of needy children in Piazza Armerina. Mr. Matteo Bertino and Mr. Marco Milazzo were present.