Torino, June 6, 2015. Prince Augusto Ruffo di Calabria, the most important representative of the Government of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, whose Grand Master is H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, has visited Torino , on June 6, together with many leaders from all over Italy and abroad, for the veneration of the Holy Shroud.
The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George is considered one of the oldest orders of chivalry of the Christianity. Its purpose is the propagation of the Faith and the glorification of the Cross, namely the promotion of values of Christian solidarity, giving its contribution through actions and activities of social and hospital assistance.
The actions of all Delegations are coordinated to pursue the humanitarian objective of the Order, to face a problem that unfortunately affects both young and old people, populations of the so-called “third world” as well as people living in big metropolis of the ‘West; people of all races and all religions. This problem is “hunger”.
The project that the Order wants to pursue, co-ordinating all its forces by directing them toward this goal, it is titled: “the hunger of our neighbour.”
Our “neighbor” is to be understood in the evangelical sense of the term: persons who live near us.
The Constantinian Knights have to pay attention to the basic needs of those who live around them and that too often, because of their proximity, they are not the subject of our special attention.
This does not mean to restrict the sphere of action of the Constantinian Order to the Italian territory, as there are Delegations on every continent of the world.
The project in question is already in place: it consists in providing continually a “shopping bag”, to families in serious economic difficulties, by shopping bag we mean a box contaning food and basic necessities chosen according to the family need, this box is delivered monthly.
It was also during this important event that the marriage “spirituality-humanity” has got strongest thanks to the concrete actions of the Order.
The day started at 11:00 am at Pralormo Palace, seat of the Vinzaglio 6 Officers’ Club, with a conference on the Holy Shroud given by Monsignor Giuseppe Ghiberti, President of the Diocesiana Commission for the Shroud.
Afterwards it took place a delivery of food to families in difficulty lliving in Torino.