In honor of the Virgin Mary, “Virgo Fidelis” patron of the “carabinieri” (Italian Police), the representatives of the Ligurian delegation took part in the ceremony which was held at the former archpriest of Saints Nazario and Celso, in Arenzano.Various associations and mayors of the region of the western part of Genoa were present.
Brescia, November 13th, 2019 – Mr. Stefano Villotta, Mr. Nicola Salvi, Mr. Luciano Mazzola and Mr. Claudio Gaole have handed to the Salesian Institute of Nave foodstuffs and 200 kg of pasta for the needy people.
Brescia, November 14th, 2019 – On behalf of the Prior Arnaldo Morandi, a large amount of food for needy families was donated to the Caritas of the parish of the city “Sante Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa”.
Brescia, November 14th, 2019 – On behalf of the Prior Arnaldo Morandi, a group of Knights participated in a Mass celebrated by H.E.R. the Bishop of Brescia, Msgr. Pierantonio Tremolada.
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 November 8th, the usual delivery for the project Briciole di Salute took place at the Benedictine Abbey of S. Martino delle Scale. The vice delegate, accompanied by Mr. Francesco Paolo Guarneri, presented to Father Bernardo, responsible of the Benedictine Caritas, in the presence of the Reverend Father Vittorio Rizzone, diapers, 96 liters of milk and several kilograms of pasta. These products will be distributed to needy families with children assisted by Benedictine fathers.
On Friday, November 8th, the vice delegate and Mr. Francesco Paolo Guarneri donated to the Abbey of San Martino delle Scale, on behalf of the Order, 13 copies of ancient paintings representing abbots who later became bishops. The paintings are intended to enrich and complete the splendid corridors of the old monastery, where many other paintings are already exposed.
On November 10th, a painting by Pietro Novelli of Monreale was restored and given back to the Abbey of San Martino delle Scale, in the presence of civil and military authorities. After the presentation of the restoration, a solemn Eucharistic celebration was held in honor of San Martino, presided by HE Msgr. Michele Pennisi. A delegation of Constantinian knights took part in the solemn religious ceremony.