Alessandria, 5 December 2015. Member Representatives for Alessandria and Asti were brought together at a religious service, held – in preparation for Christmas – within the evocative setting of the Romanesque Abbey of Sezzadio (AL). After joining in the celebration of the Eucharist, a contingent of Dames and Knights, along with a 70-strong group of friends from the Constantinian Order, gathered in the splendid hall-rooms of the adjacent ‘Villa Badia’ to attend a string concerto, which was followed by a Christmas banquet. Attendees included, among others, Alessio Varisco who gave an exclusive presentation of his book “St George and the Constantinians” featuring a foreword by HRH The Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Also present were the Representative of the Constantinian Order for Como, Giuseppe Rizzani; the Prior of Pavia, Don Maurizio Ceriani and the Delegate for Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, General Mario Marioli. Speaking at the event, General Marioli took the opportunity to provide some insight into the sense of momentous change currently experienced by the Order whose programmatic goals for the new year were also outlined in his address. Subsequently, the Representative for Alessandria and Asti, Alessandro Medici took a retrospective look at recent charitable work in the area and its achievements before introducing all newly-joined Knights and Dames as well as a number of suppliants who had taken part in the event. All proceeds from the initiative, to be administered by the Order’s own aid agency, will go towards funding humanitarian projects targeting the Asti and Alessandria areas.