MONGIANA – CLOTHING DONATION TO THE NEEDY

ordine costantiniano di san giorgio delegazione calabriaMongiana, 26 February 2017 – The bond between the Delegation of Calabria and the community of Mongiana becomes increasingly stronger. Following the inauguration of the Weapons Factory Museum (MUFAR) in this little town, a ceremony that took place in the presence of local dignitaries and H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect of the Order, the activities carried out by the Knights and Dames to help the less fortunate of the territory has become a constant.

On February 26, at the conclusion of Holy Mass the parish priest of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Don Martin Grogue, and the town Mayor, Dott. Bruno Iorfida, publicly acknowledged and thanked the Delegation for its valuable support.

The Delegation also presented a donation of a significant amount of clothing to the Diocese.

On this occasion the Vice Delegate for Calabria also informed of the appointment of Cav. Pasquale Zavaglia as Representative for the Royal Site of Mongiana.

MONREALE 2017 –INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio Investitura 2017 Monreale (3)

Monreale –  On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the investiture ceremony for the new knights and dames of our Order took place in the Cathedral of Monreale.

The Solemn Pontifical was officiated by the Grand Prior of the Order, His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Proto-Deacon of the Holy Roman Church, concelebrated by the Prior for Sicily, His Most Reverend Excellency Mons. Michele Pennisi, Archbishop of Monreale, and by the Eparch of the Diocese of Piana degli Albanesi, His Most Rev. Excellency Mons. Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro.

The ceremony took place in the presence of H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, and numerous dignitaries of the Order, including the Delegate for Sicily, Don Lucio Bonaccorsi of the Princes of Reburdone, the Vice Delegate for Sicily, Nob. Antonio di Jani, the Vice Delegate for Tuscany, Edoardo Puccetti, the Vice Delegate for Calabria, Aurelio Badolati. Also present were numerous civilian and military authorities, including the Mayors of Monreale and Barrafranca (EN) and the General of the Carabinieri Legion, Riccardo Galletta.

During the ceremony Cardinal Martino emphasized the need for the Constantinian knights to be the living symbols of the Christian Cross.  According to His Eminence, Lent should be considered as a period of reflection and rediscovery of the true Christian spirit, a spirit  to be transformed into tangible actions for the benefit of our neighbors,  this being the special prerogative of the knights of our sacred order.

At the conclusion of the ceremony all present went to the Gala Luncheon held in the Hotel San Paolo Palace of Palermo. During the meal the Mayor of Barrafranca, Fabio Accardi, presented to Princess Beatrice, Grand Prefect, the deliberation of the Municipal Council to dedicate a street to the Blessed Maria Cristina of Bourbon, Queen of the Two Sicilies.  At the end of the evening, the Grand Prefect, on behalf of the Grand Master Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro,  appointed the Vice Delegate for Sicily Antonio di Janni, Knight of Grand Cross of the Royal Order Francis I, rewarding him for his continuous and generous commitment to the needy through the project “Crumbs of Health” and other deserving social, religious and cultural initiatives carried out throughout Sicily.

On the day prior H.R.H. had met with His Most Reverend Eminence Msgr Michele Pennisi, Archbishop of Monreale, to donate a lifesaving electro medical defibrillator for the Cathedral.

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ROME – VOLUNTEER WORK IN THE SOUP KITCHEN OF SAN GIACOMO ON VIA DEL CORSO

CO Cross 150x150Roma, 3 marzo 2017 – H.H. Prince Don Lelio Niccolò Orsini d’Aragona, the Delegate for Rome and Lazio, has decided to institute a group of volunteers of the Constantinian Order, including non-members, to assist the Priest of San Giacomo in Augusta in carrying out charitable activities in the premises of the Parish where the priest provides breakfast to the needy of the neighborhood six days a week.
Groups of volunteer Knights and Dames will be organized according to the time each can make available. Activities will be coordinated by Dott.ssa Carla Forti Bernini who is the representative for SMOC volunteers for the Parish soup kitchen of San Giacomo in Augusta, on Via del Corso 499.
Anyone interested in participating in this charitable activity of the Rome and Lazio Delegation should contact the Representative at email volontariato.mensasangiacomo@ordine-costantiniano.it  or call +39 335 8412012.

BELLINZAGO NOVARESE – DONATION

novaraBellinzago Novarese, , 22 February 2017 – The fourth phase of the solidarity tour of the Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta Delegation took place on February 22nd .
Vice Delegate Dott. Mario Baschirotto, accompanied by several Knights and incoming members of the newly constituted Novara and Vercelli Representation donated more than 2400 diapers to the Caritas of Bellinzago Novarese, kindly offered by the Donors Italia non-profit organization
The Officials and President of the Caritas of Bellinzago Novarese were most appreciative of this initiative.

BRESCIA – DONATION FOR PRISON FACILITIES

2017-03-01-PHOTO-00000472 Thanks to the work of the Knights and Dames of the Brescia-Cremona and Mantova Representation the Lombardy Delegation provided the Diocesan Caritas of Brescia, in response to a specific request, with 30 packages containing 1500 items of  undergarments for men, women and children to be distributed in prison facilities and shelters.

The donation was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Cotonella Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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