On April 23rd 2019, St. George’s Day, a solemn investiture ceremony was held for the Triveneto delegation at the Basilica of Saint George. The current civil and military authorities, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and many Knights and Dames of the Order were present. 19 new confreres were also appointed. The rite of investitures and Mass were preceded by an intense and highly appreciated spiritual retreat, dictated by Bishop Antonio Meneguolo, Archdeacon of the Patriarchal Basilica of San Marco. The ceremony and the Mass were presided by Mgr. Meneguolo, representing the Prior of Triveneto HE Msgr. Francesco Moraglia. Archbishop Arnaldo Morandi, Secretary General of the Office of H. E. the Grand Prior and H.E. Dom. Norberto Villa Abate Benedictine from Praglia also participated. The participation of Mr. Giampaolo Grazian, Secretary General of the Order, was particularly appreciated. The Delegate and Vice Delegates of Triveneto, Prince Don Giovanni Alliata, Mr. Alberto Lonigo, Vanni Feresin and Mr. Giuseppe Rizzani, Vice Delegate of Lombardy attended as well. At the end of the ceremony, the participants gathered at Circolo della Vela for a lunch.
TRIVENETO: INVESTITURE CEREMONY IN VENICE