“He distributed them and they ate all of them”: the thought of Sunday

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus multiplies the loaves teaches us fraternal sharing. He sees a large crowd coming towards him and wants to feed them: he accepts the poor gifts of a boy and multiplies them until everyone is satisfied and even advances. The paschal context and the verbs…...

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Day for priests: images

On June 18, after the forced break – due to a pandemic – last year, the priests of Manfredonia – Vieste – San Giovanni Rotondo went up again to Monte dell’Arcangelo to celebrate the Day for the Sanctification of Priests. For the diocesan clergy this is a truly important and…...

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Feast of the Apparitions: music and images

Prayer, faith, song, participation: the novena, the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel and the Centenary of the Michelite Congregation. A story through images and music Click on the icon to watch the video!   Music: “Hymn to St. Michael the Archangel”, Marco Frisina Photographic contributions: Leonardo Ciuffreda, Angelo Cotugno…...

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Christ is truly risen!

With hearts full of joy and open to God’s surprise, we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, who has definitively triumphed over death. The announcement of Easter, in addition to sowing joy and hope, leads us to have the same haste as Peter and John who, at the dawn of the…...

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From the House of Loreto to the Sanctuary of the Archangel

On February 18, on the occasion of the Lauretan Jubilee announced by Pope Francis, the City of Monte Sant’Angelo hosted the Peregrinatio of the sacred effigy of the Madonna of Loreto, one hundred years after her proclamation as patroness of aeronauts. The statue of the Virgin, “escorted” by the soldiers…...

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The Madonna of Loreto at the Sanctuary

O On Thursday 18 February, on the occasion of the Lauretan Jubilee announced by Pope Francis, Monte Sant’Angelo will host the Peregrinatio of the sacred effigy of the Madonna of Loreto, one hundred years after her proclamation as patroness of aeronauts. The statue of the Virgin will be accompanied by…...

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“Welcome Jesus into your heart”: the rector’s Christmas greetings

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16) With renewed amazement we contemplate Christ Jesus in the mystery of his Incarnation. The Son of the Eternal Father leaves Heaven, takes upon himself…...

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Cardinal Koch pilgrim to the Shrine

It was a real pilgrimage to the sacred places of the Gargano that made on the weekend 24 – 25 October by Cardinal Kurt Koch. The purple, in fact, first visited the sanctuary of San Giovanni Rotondo where the mortal remains of San Pio da Pietrelcina are kept and, then,…...

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“Your Charles is in heaven”: The mother of Blessed Acutis at the sanctuary

In the afternoon of October 20, Antonia Salzano, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, arrived on pilgrimage to the sanctuary. A pilgrimage desired and accomplished to thank the Archangel, who always made her feel her presence and comfort, especially after Charles’ death. A few months after the death of her son,…...

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“St. Michael of September”: words and images

The nineth and the celebrations of September in honor of St. Michael have come to an end: an unusual feast, heavily conditioned by the emergence of the pandemic and the rules against the spread of the virus. And, however, a celebration that was characterized even more by that scent of…...

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