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Timetable change

With the entry into force of summer time, the time of afternoon masses changes. From Sunday 31 March 2024 the afternoon festive Masses in the Grotta dell’Arcangelo will be celebrated at 4.00pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm. On weekdays the celebrations will be held at 8.00, 9.30, 11.00, 16.00. In the Church of the Madonna della Libera: Holy…...

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“Welcome to our Gargano!”

Welcome message to tourists from the Archbishop Dear friends and tourist friends, you have chosen our wonderful Gargano to spend a few days of serene and restorative rest, after a year of work: I greet you and welcome you with joy also in the name of the Church which lives…...

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Monte Sant’Angelo and Mont Saint-Michel

Wonders is the title of the program, curated by Alberto Angelo and broadcast on Rai 1, dedicated to the extraordinary beauties of art and nature present in our “Peninsula of treasures”. This itinerary, which crosses the sites recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, touched, in the episode of 28…...

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An intercontinental twinning

A special twinning was celebrated on 21 October: the Basilica of São Miguel Arcanjo, in Brazil, dedicated to the powerful Archangel, was linked to the Sanctuary of Monte Sant’Angelo, founder of the Michaelic cult in the Christian West. The history of the city located in the state of São Paulo…...

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“Libera nos”: the docufilm presented

On 2 October the docufilm “Libera nos. The triumph of evil” was presented and screened in the Beato Bronislao Markiewicz Auditorium. The feature film, produced and directed by Giovanni Ziberna and Valeria Baldan, tries to answer questions such as “Who is the devil?”, “How does he act?”, “What are the…...

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Two books on the Archangel Michael

The program of the novena in preparation for the September Feast of San Michele is also substantiated by cultural events, aimed at deepening and further spreading the knowledge and message of the Archangel. An important event was the presentation of the two books “The Virtuous Archangel” and “Pilgrim among the…...

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Blessed the statue dedicated to St. Michael and St. Pio

On 22 September a new statue was blessed which will further enrich the artistic heritage of the sanctuary: it is a bronze donated by “The Padre Pio Foundation of America” ​​which depicts San Michele and San Pio da Pietrelcina. The presence of the Archangel in the life of the Saint…...

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A special pilgrimage

On 1 July, in the late afternoon, the Shrine hosted a special pilgrimage. Special because it was done by only one faithful. Special because it took place almost in silence and when the day in the Basilica was now drawing to a close. Special because it was performed by a…...

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“We entrust our ministry to you”

On the afternoon of July 26, the sanctuary hosted two “priestly pilgrimages”. In fact, at the foot of the Archangel, a delegation of Scalabrinians, led by the Vicar General, Fr. Gianni Borin: priests of the Congregation, coming from different parts of the world, who for three months will be gathered…...

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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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