Alessandria, 15 May 2015. The Delegation of Alessandria and Asti took part in the Solemn Ceremony of Investiture of the new Ladies and Knights, which took place in the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio in Como; two Ladies and six Knights from Alessandria thus become part of our distinguished Order.
Some Senior Officers of the Order were present at the function, led by His Eminence the Reverend Archbishop Monsignor Oscar Rizzato, including His Eminence the Grand Prefect, the Ambassador Augusto Ruffo di Calabria of the Princes of Scilla; Delegate for Lombardy, Count Alessandro di Carpegna Brivio; the Secretary of the Royal Deputation, the Noble Piero Cutellè, lawyer; and the Representative for Pavia, Commander Dr. Cesare Talpini.
The Representative for Alessandria thanked the Senior Officers for their willingness and benevolence in welcoming the newly-appointed members and the nobleman Giuseppe Rizzani, Representative of Como, for his exquisite hospitality. In a subsequent meeting with the new Knights and new Ladies, he recalled the words of His Eminence Monsignor Rizzato who, during the sermon, gave particular emphasis to the meaning of belonging to a sacred military order and the words of His Eminence the Ambassador Augusto Ruffo di Calabria who invited the new Knights and new Ladies to remain united.