On Wednesday 10 November, the traditional fortnightly distribution of early childhood items for the “Briciole di salute” project was held in Monreale. Next to the Church Maria SS degli Agonizzanti, the volunteers Daniela Prestigiacomo and Sonia Lo Monaco, assisted by the volunteer Mimmo Milazzo, donated nappies, baby food, pasta, biscuits, milk and various clothes to some needy families.
On 15 November, the “Briciole di salute” project took place at the “Sacra Famiglia” Diocesan Home in Patti. There, Knights Tony Zarrillo and Antonino Smiroldo were welcomed by Sister Rita and Sister Shiny, members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St Francis, who received food for breakfast and other groceries to be donated to needy families. This event was organised by the High Patronage of the Bishop of Patti, His Excellency Most Reverend Monsignor Guglielmo Giombanco, who has decided to make the premises of the Sacra Famiglia available to the patients’ families of the local hospital, who were unable to stay at accommodation facilities in the district due to economic reasons. In addition, he has invited Noble Antonio di Janni, Vice Delegate for Sicily, to contribute to the breakfasts.
On Sunday 14 November, the first concert for the 16th concert season was held at the Church Maria SS degli Agonizzanti in Monreale. Alessia Martorana, Anna Alaimo, Cristina Cangelosi and Eva Benfratelli performed on the piano, playing 19th century classical music by composers such as Beethoven and Chopin. Before the start, the artistic director Maestro Alberto Giacchino, a Constantinian Knight, thanked the Delegation of Sicily for being close to the young musicians and giving them the opportunity to express their talent. At the end of the concert, the Vice Delegate congratulated Professor Marzia Manno, the teacher of the three pianists, and thanked the Delegation with a diploma for having performed at the concert.
On Thursday 18 November, the Vice Delegate for Sicily donated to the Caritas of the Abbey St. Martino delle Scale some items of the “Briciole di Salute” project for children from zero to three years old, assisted by the Benedictine community. The delivery was made to the head of Caritas, Father Bernardo. Afterwards, the Vice Delegate met the Most Reverend Abbot Father Vittorio Rizzone.
On Wednesday 24 November, the second distribution of the early childhood items of the “Briciole di Salute” Project took place in Monreale, next to the Constantinian Church Maria SS degli Agonizzanti.
On Saturday 27 November, the Vice Delegate for Sicily donated 100 kg of pasta to the Caritas of the Constantinian Church Magione. The donation was received by the parish priest, Monsignor Salvatore Grimaldi, who had requested the amount of pasta in various formats, given the increasing demand.