On 17 July a solemn Eucharistic Celebration was held on the occasion of the Feast of St. Venera, patron saint of Acireale, presided over by Rev. Card. Mario Fresta, Chaplain of the Royal Chapel and Archpriest-Pastor of the Cathedral, with the participation of some Knights of the Sicily Delegation: Comm. Antonio Amato, Catania contact person, Matteo Bertino, Enna contact person, Massimo Putrino, Cristoforo Arena and Tony Zarrillo.
On the occasion of the feast of Saint James, Patron of the city of Capizzi, a solemn liturgy presided over by H.E. Rev. Mons. Giuseppe Sciacca, Secretary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, took place in the evocative Sanctuary dedicated to the Saint, led by Rev. Father Antonio Cipriano, Commander of Ecclesiastical Grace, in the presence of H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, who was warmly welcomed on arrival by the applause of the population.
Before the liturgical celebration, in the presence of the High Prelate, the Mayor and the highest civil and military authorities as well as the Brotherhood of Saint James, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of Bourbon decorated the Gonfalon of Saint James with the gold medal of the Constantinian Order. In addition, H.R.H. the Grand Prefect has donated another gold medal that has been put around the neck of the Simulacrum of the Patron Saint, to watch and protect the city of Capizzi. During the liturgical celebration, attended by several Knights and Dames from different parts of Sicily, including the Vice Delegate Antonio di Janni, the Marquis Giorgio Mirti della Valle, Antonio Amato, Claudio Ragusa, Tony Zarrillo and Santina Ferlito – H. E. Mons. Sciacca recalled the important work carried out for the order by H.E. Cardinal Mario Francesco Pompedda, late Grand Prior of the Constantinian Order and Prefect emeritus of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. After the ceremony the Princess Beatrix of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies gave the Bishop a medal bearing on one side the Bourbon coat of arms.
On Thursday, July 22, the Knights Antonino Amato, Representative of Catania and province, and Massimo Putrino visited the Community of Our Lady of the Tent of Christ, directed by Sister Alfonsina, for a donation of food and hygiene accessories. The structure is under the High Patronage of the Bishop of Acireale H.E. Antonino Raspanti, Knight Grand Cross of Ecclesiastical Grace.
Wednesday, July 28, in the premises annexed to the Constantinian church of Maria SS degli Agonizzanti, the Vice Delegate Antonio di Janni and the praiseworthy Lia Giangreco, Daniela Prestigiacomo, Sonia Lo Monaco and Antonella Zito have donated, in addition to presidia for early childhood, new shoes and dresses donated by some benefactors.
On sunday, August 1, at the Constantinian Basilica of the Mansion in Palermo, Mons. Salvatore Grimaldi, comm. of Ecclesiastical Grace, celebrated a Mass in suffrage of the soul of Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, who died on 29 July.
On thursday, August 12, the Vice Delegate Antonio di Janni and the Knight Giulio Pillitteri have delivered to the Archpriest of Carini, Father Giacomo Sgroi, some principals of the project Briciole di Salute.
Forest fires endanger the survival of hundreds of heads of cattle in rural areas in Sicily and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of San Giorgio mobilizes to support farmers. The Head of the Royal House, Prince Charles of Bourbon of the two Sicilies, made a donation: the sum will be used to purchase feed for animals at risk of death due to the lack of food. A symbolic and, at the same time, concrete gesture that confirms the attention of the Prince to those in difficulty: one of the many generous actions carried out over time with his sister, Princess Beatrix of Bourbon, who last May received the honorary citizenship of the Municipality of Monreale. The Vice Delegate of Sicily Antonio di Janni, who received the donation from the Prince, gave the news. The solidarity action is inspired by the campaign of aid to farmers of the Municipality of Gangi, among the most affected by fires in the Madonite territory, proposed by the Mayor of Monreale Alberto Arcidiacono.
In the afternoon of Thursday, August 12, the Vice Delegate of Sicily Antonio di Janni and Knight Giovanni Impastate delivered some early childhood principals, from zero to three years, of the Briciole di Salute Project, to Father Antonio Ortoleva, Archpriest of Cinisi.
On Wednesday, August 18, the Vice Delegate of Sicily handed over to the volunteer Roseline Eguabor some garrisons for Nigerian children living in Palermo. These children’s mothers were removed from prostitution and helped by some volunteers.
On sunday, August 22, the usual donation of principals of the Project “Briciole di salute” was held in collaboration with the Rotary Club Palermo Montepellegrino, chaired by comm. Prof. Antonio Fundarò, at the Abbey of S. Martino delle Scale. The Sicily delegation donated diapers and homogenized.