On Monday 4 September, the Vice Delegate for Sicily, Antonio di Janni, delivered the necessary for the project “Briciole di Salute” that is held every month at the Benedictine Caritas of the Abbey of S. Martino delle Scale. The Vice Delegate was welcomed by Father Bernardo, head of the Caritas, who thanked the delegation for the help provided to the children aged between zero and three years belonging to the needy families assisted by the Benedictine fathers. The project, which has been held for several years at the Benedictine Caritas, is under the high patronage of the Abbot Father Vittorio Rizzone, Knight Gr. Officer of Ecclesiastical Grace.
On wednesday, September 6, the usual donation of food supplies to the Canteen of S. Corrado was held in Noto. Sister Teresa of the Little Friars and Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary welcomed H.R.H. the Princess Beatrix of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies. The Princess was accompanied by the Vice Delegate, Noble Antonio di Janni, and the Comm. Marcello Cantone, contact person for Noto.
On Thursday 7 September, Knight Giulio Pillitteri delivered to the Archpriest of Carini, Father Giacomo Sgroi, Knight of Ecclesiastical Grace, the monthly donation by the Sicilian delegation of early childhood principals for children aged between zero and three years belonging to families in need in Carini. Father Giacomo Sgroi instructed Knight Pillitteri to extend his thanks to the Vice Delegate, Noble Antonio di Janni, and to Sicily delegation for the help provided to the needy of the city.
On wednesday, September 13, the usual donation of the principals of the Project “Briciole di Salute” for children aged between zero and three years belonging to the needy families of the Norman city was held at the premises annexed to the Constantinian church of Maria SS degli Agonizzanti in Monreale. The Vice Delegate, Antonio di Janni, together with the Meritorious Lia Giangreco and Antonella Zito, met the needs of about 25 children. In addition to baby food, diapers and biscuits, the mothers were also able to choose clothes and shoes, all new, donated by an anonymous benefactress.
The Sicily delegation, as usual, celebrated the anniversary of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last 14 September in Barrafranca, at the church Maria SS dell’Itria.
The Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was also celebrated by the Sicily delegation on Sunday, September 17 at the church of Santa Maria della Pietà in Palermo.
On 14 September, a group of Knights of the Sicily delegation took part in the Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Mons. Mario Di Pietro, on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Church of S. Giacomo Maggiore in Messina.