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Like St. Francis

The Friars Minor of Puglia and Molise have St. Michael as their patron. The Archangel was particularly venerated by St. Francis, who also observed a Lent of fasting and penance in honor of him. Legend has it that the Poverello of Assisi, on his way to the Holy Land, climbed…...

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“Feast of…”: meanings and protagonists of 8 May

“I believe that there is no better way to introduce today’s solemn ceremony than by repeating the significant words that can be read at the upper entrance of the Basilica:” Terrible and wonderful is this place; this is the House of God and the Gate of Heaven ”. It is…...

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“As I have loved you”: the thought of Sunday

Fifth Sunday of Easter. Love is the hallmark of Christians. Jesus sees his impending Passion as a glorification of him and of the Father, and he gives his friends the new commandment, that of love, also indicating its limitless “measure”: to love others as Jesus himself loved us. May the…...

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Feast of Blessed Bronislao: images

At the end of the novena of study and preparation for the liturgical feast, on January 30 the Congregations of St. Michael the Archangel commemorated their “father”, Bronislao Markiewicz: a Polish priest, he lavished his entire life in the pastoral service of the poor, the marginalized and above all, of…...

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“Baptism of the Lord”: images

On 5 January a particular celebration took place in the Basilica, popularly called the “Baptism of the Lord”. It is a rite that has its roots in the Christian East: in the first centuries, in fact, the day of the Epiphany was not commemorated the arrival of the Magi, but…...

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Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany, or manifestation of the Lord, is the feast of the universality of faith: Jesus reveals himself to all men, because he came for all. Isaiah invites the Jewish people returning from exile to joy and hope. It is a passage that announces universal salvation. Even the pagans are…...

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“Opening up to a synodal Church”

Sunday 2 January, Msgr. Franco Moscone went up to the Mountain of the Archangel and celebrated the Divine Mysteries in the Sacred Grotto: “I am happy to be able to live part of this day here in Monte Sant’Angelo, in this sanctuary so beautiful and loved by Christianity and by…...

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Feast of joy and light: Christmas greetings

Dear, we are at Christmas and with joy we come to you to extend our best wishes. In these days the Word of God presents to us the greatest Witnesses who believed and entrusted themselves to the Lord: they entered with Him in a great relationship of love, nourishing deep…...

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No green pass to access the sanctuary

From 6 August, the Decree of 23 July 2021, n. 175, containing urgent measures to deal with the epidemiological emergency and for the safe exercise of social and economic activities: among the various provisions, it presents the green pass as a sort of “passport” thanks to which it will be…...

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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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