In Evidenza

The September novena kicks off

On Thursday 19 September the novena of preparation for the Solemnity of St. Michael the Archangel will begin. Nine days characterized by prayer, meditation and ecclesiality. The program, in fact, provides for the solemn recital of the angelic Crown and the celebration of Holy Mass (with vespers) during which Mons.…...

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Calendario “Michael” 2020

Tutti i devoti di San Michele che visiteranno in questi giorni estivi il Santuario dell’Arcangelo potranno trovare già disponibile il Calendario “Michael” 2020. Tema scelto: “La devozione a San Michele nell’Archidiocesi sipontino-garganica di Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo”. «Tutte le comunità del Gargano», si legge nella prefazione, «riconoscono San Michele come loro speciale…...

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“The merciful Father”: the thought of Sunday

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God is infinite mercy towards the sinner. The Pharisees and the scribes react against Jesus who treats publicans and sinners well; but he wants their conversion and, therefore, goes in search of those who are lost. God the Father respects the freedom of men, allowing…...

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“Love for neighbor”: the thought of Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday of ordinary time. Love for God and neighbor is the essential Christian and the soul of the commandments. With the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus explains today who is next. Unlike the priest and the Levite, the Samaritan helps those in need: he does not ask who…...

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The five “P”

On June 14, the Sanctuary of San Michele hosted the annual Clergy Sanctification Day. Commissioned by the late Mons. Michele Castoro, it represents an opportunity for the presbytery of Manfredonia – Vieste – San Giovanni Rotondo to reflect on its ministry and to live moments of fraternity. During his homily,…...

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Cultural… white night

Monte Sant’Angelo is preparing to celebrate its two UNESCO awards: on 25 June the Lombard traces of the Sanctuary of the Archangel Michael and on 7 July the ancient beech forests of the Umbra Forest. 8 years have passed since the inclusion of the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo in…...

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La natura come icona

All’inizio del suo ministero pastorale nell’Arcidiocesi di Manfredonia – Vieste – San Giovanni Rotondo, Mons. Franco Moscone invia il messaggio di benvenuto e di buone vacanze a tutti coloro che si apprestano a visitare o trascorrere giorni di riposo e relax nello splendido Gargano.  Cari amici e “fratelli” che venite ad…...

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Un devoto… ministro

Nel pomeriggio del 16 maggio è giunto al Santuario il ministro Lorenzo Fontana. Trovandosi nella Città garganica per impegni politici, il titolare del Dicastero per la famiglia e le disabilità ha desiderato fortemente scendere nella Sacra Spelonca. L’onorevole Fontana – come egli stesso ha confidato – nutre una grande devozione per San…...

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“Believing without seeing”: the thought of Sunday

The liturgy of the Second Sunday of Easter effectively shows us that only community life educates to the courage of witness; vice versa, individual isolation generates doubts. Being together, sharing hopes and choices, helps to overcome uncertainties and torments and produces hope and faith: an isolated and restless interrogation can…...

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L’Arcivescovo e i frati francescani

«Parlo da fratello a fratelli»: con queste parole Mons. Franco Moscone, ricordando le proprie “origini religiose” e il ruolo di preposito generale della congregazione dei somaschi svolto, ha salutato i ministri provinciali delle famiglie francescane riuniti nella Celeste Basilica per officiare i Divini Misteri. Ai 40 frati presenti, impegnati nei…...

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