Organized by the Representations of Vicenza and Padua, a religious ceremony was held in Lonigo at the convent of the Franciscan Friars, on the anniversary of August 24th, 1942, historic day for Italian chivalry. The Vice Mayor was present at the ceremony, in addition to the organizers representing the Lonigo City Hall. GP Barbano, commander of the COESPU Police School, Alberto Lembo, vice-president of the Nastro Azzurro Association of Vicenza, some representatives of the Association of Lagoons and many friends and volunteers of the Order were also present.
Sestu, September 14th, 2019 – On the occasion of the celebration of the exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Sardinian delegation donated a defibrillator and a Van Ducato to the parish “Nostra Signora delle Grazie”.
The delegate, the representative of Cagliari and Medio Campidano and several knights of the delegation participated in the ceremony.
San Martino in Freddana, September 14th, 2019 – the Tuscan Delegation, led by the Vice Delegate Edoardo Puccetti, glorified the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with a solemn ceremony officiated by Father Emanuele Borserini, assisted by Msgr. Giovanni Scarabelli and the Vice Prior of Tuscany Father Rodolfo Rossi, at the Church of San Martino in Freddana, near Lucca.
September 14th, 2019 – this year the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated with two ceremonies, in the morning in Milan and in the afternoon in Brescia.
In Milan the Holy Mass, presided by H.E. Msgr. Francesco Brugnaro, Archbishop Emeritus of Camerino, took place at the Basilica of San Giorgio al Palazzo. The Vice Delegate of Lombardy as well as several Knights and Dames attended.
Msgr. Pierantonio Bodini presided the ceremony at the parish of San Gottardo in Brescia, while Prior Mons. Morandi gave the homily. After the celebrations, there was a moment of coexistence whose profits were delivered to the local Caritas.
The anniversary of Santa Rosalia‘s death, patron saint of Palermo and also of other cities and towns such as Ficuzza, was celebrated on September 4th. On the morning of Sunday, September 8th, H.E. Msgr. Michele Pennisi, archbishop of Monreale and prior Constantinian Sicily, celebrated a solemn holy mass in honor of Santa Rosalia.
On Wednesday, September 11st, the first distribution of the month of the products for the project “Briciole di Salute” was made. Mrs. Daniela Prestigiacomo, Lia Giangreco and Sonia Lo Monaco distributed milk, diapers, baby food, cookies, pasta and numerous clothing, toys and a stroller, donated by Cinzia Macaluso, president of the CreArtEventi association.
On September 12th, the activities of “Briciole di salute” were resumed in favor of the Franciscan Sisters who run the Diocesan Home of the “Holy Family” of Patti. This collaboration was desired by the Bishop of Patti H.E. Rev. Mgr. Guglielmo Giombanco. Mr. Tony Zarrillo and Francesco Guerrera donated several products to Sister Rita and Sister Shiny, including candies donated by the Fratelli Costa Confectionery Company in Piedimonte Etneo (CT).