Raffaele di Iasio

“They were all satisfied”: the thought of Sunday

The liturgy of the XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time / A moves within a symbolic atmosphere to speak of the loving care of the Father who feeds his children. In many cultures, bread and water are not only physical food, but spiritual nourishment and a sign of communion. Behind the…...

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The Sanctuary “reopens” to the faithful: timetables and appointments

After the long and difficult weeks in which we stayed at home to avoid the spread of the pandemic and we experienced the distance from ecclesial life and also the Eucharistic fast, from Monday 18 May it will be possible to return to active participation in the Holy Mass and…...

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“San Michele watches over and collaborates”: words and images of 8 May

The liturgical feast of May commemorates the apparitions of San Michele to the Bishop Lorenzo Maiorano who gave birth to the millenary history of the cult of the Archangel and of his sanctuary on the Gargano. It was May 8, 490, in fact, when the Messenger of God manifested himself…...

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“Strong in faith and eager for hope”: the Rector’s Easter greetings

Dear! It’s Easter! A single and blessed night in which heaven and earth meet, the same one in which the real Lamb is killed and his blood blesses the houses of believers; one night in which – an amazing thing! – even our misery and guilt can be called happy,…...

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“We entrust ourselves to you”: the City (and the world) invoke the help of the Archangel

«Dear friends, we are experiencing this difficult moment not only for our city, but for all of Italy and for the whole world. Tonight we want to invoke Archangel Michael, who in the old testament was the guide and defender of the people of God, as our fathers who always…...

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“Deliver us from the dragon”: the Archbishop at the feet of the Archangel

On the afternoon of March 25, the day on which the Church celebrates the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, Monsignor Franco Moscone rose penitently to the Mount of the Archangel. The Pastor of the Diocese of Manfredonia – Vieste – San Giovanni Rotondo wished to celebrate the Divine Mysteries in…...

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“To be an authentic nativity scene”: the bishop’s wishes

Almost a year after his episcopal consecration and his establishment in the Sipontine-Gargano diocese, Mons. Franco Moscone sent Christmas greetings to his diocesan people. Christmas it must commit our existence to shedding light on an individualistic and polluted society, which tries to push aside Christian values, which proposes a culture…...

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Go up, pray, walk

A few days before the Feast of San Michele, Mons. Franco Lovignana arrived at the Shrine. Leading a diocesan pilgrimage dedicated to the sacred destinations of the Gargano, on 1 October the Bishop of Aosta visited the places full of history and spirituality of the Basilica. The reflection proposed during…...

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The Mass of Thanksgiving

If the celebration of 28 September “dissociates” from the novena and already takes on the meaning of solemn eve, that of 30 has now become consolidated as the last offshoot of the Celebrations in honor of San Michele and as a moment of thanksgiving. It is as if this appointment…...

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The procession: a journey of “relationship”

A much awaited religious event, full of a profound meaning of faith, sonship and devotion, is without a doubt the Procession of September 29th. The Statue and the Sword, carried through the streets of the City, characterize the ideal presence of the Archangel who “goes out” from the Grotto and…...

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