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Assisi international pilgrimage of the Constantinian Order

ASSISI, 18-19-20 September 2015. The first international pilgrimage gathering in Assisi, which has brought together so many Knights and Ladies from all over Italy and abroad and which was requested by HRH The Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, Head of the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, has come to an end. Over these three days in Assisi, it was the Grand Master’s desire that the attention be focused on the issue of disadvantaged childhood. At the Seraphic Institute of Assisi one of Italy’s leading centres in the field of health care, which promotes and performs many activities of admission, diagnosis, rehabilitation, socio-medical assistance, recovery and social re-integration of children and young people with multiple disabilities, med health plus the most significant act of the Constantinian Pilgrimage took place: the donation of the “Duetto kid” (a special bike for disabled children). The young patients of the Seraphic, affected by serious motor diseases, deafness and blindness, are practically left out of a world in which communication is one of the most relevant aspects for integration into society. After delivering the equipment, blessed by the bishop of Assisi, His Eminence Monsignor Domenico Sorrentino, a discussion called “Love is deaf – the Journey towards social integration” took place in the auditorium of the Institute. The meeting started with a greeting from the President of the Seraphic, Ms Francesca Di Maolo and HRH The Prince and Grand Master Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. On the afternoon of Saturday 19, a classical concert was held in the Basilica of St Francis. The exceptionality of the event was highlighted by the fact that the Master Knight Matteo Fedeli, performed each piece on the rarest of violins, an invaluable “ex-Bazzini” Stradivarius from 1715, alongside a String Orchestra. On the evening, in conjunction with the start of the Apostolic Journey of the Holy Father to Cuba, the Knights and Ladies of the Constantinian Order gathered in Assisi under the leadership of the Grand Master, to pay tribute to Pope Francis and to his tireless efforts to secure world peace with an evocative torchlight procession through the streets of Assisi which converged upon the Basilica of St. Francis. The Assisi international pilgrimage ended on Sunday 20 September when Holy Mass was celebrated, presided over by the Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior of the Order within the stunning setting of the Upper Basilica frescoed by Giotto.

 

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

Pellegrinaggio Assisi Ordine Costantiniano

 

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