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9 11, 2016

THE SANCTUARY OF THE CIVITA A ITRI: TRADITION AND DEVOTION

The origins of the Sanctuary is a legend. During the iconoclast persecution of the eighth century, two Basilian monks were caught by soldiers  with a panel depicting  a Madonna, locked into a chest together with the painting and thrown into [...]

9 11, 2016

ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE “WHITES” IN THE SABINA AREA

More than 600 years ago, tens of thousands of men, women and children invoking peace and mercy covered a route from Northern to Southern Italy which also included the Sabina area. They were called Whites, an almost unique  spontaneous religious [...]

9 11, 2016

BETWEEN CORI AND FOSSANOVA, THE ROUTE OF ST. JOACHIM

The five stops route from Cori to Fossanova runs through the Lepini Mountains and covers Norma, Montelanico, Carpineto Romano and Maenza.  It ends in  Fossanova Abbey, consecrated in 1208, one of best preserved Cistercian jewel in Italy. The itinerary begins [...]

9 11, 2016

A PILGRIM WHO BECAME A SAINT

The path leading to the Holy Door of the Pontifical Minor Basilica in the Sanctuary Madonna del Canneto is of great importance. The Sanctuary is located at 1020 m in the heart of the National Park, which includes the regions [...]

9 11, 2016

A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF BROTHERHOOD IN THE VALLEY Of THE RIVER ANIENE

Less famous than St. Benedict, the founder of monastic communities in Subiaco, Jenne and Trevi nel Lazio,  St. Peter the Hermit chose the valley of the river Aniene and the village of Trevi in particular, to lead his holy life [...]

9 11, 2016

THAT PHOTO PORTRAYS SANTA MARIA GORETTI

Ugo De Angelis,  researcher and consultant at the “Archivio Vaticano della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede”, from Latina, has been collecting archival and documentary information about Maria Goretti for a long time, tracing her history till the martyrdom and [...]

4 11, 2016

THE ANCIENT VIA TEUTONICA, THE GERMAN ALTERNATIVE TO THE NORTHERN VIA FRANCIGENA

In 1236 in Saxony  a document was discovered which describes  the roads from Stade to Rome crossing Forlì, San Martino in Strada, Meldola, Civitella, Bagno di Romagna, Campi di Bibbiena, Subbiano and others.   The document, a fragment of the [...]

4 11, 2016

LACCHENE AND BEANS FROM THE LEPINI MOUNTAINS

This ancient kind of pasta takes different names according to local traditions and dialects (làccane, lacchene, lacne or laina) and its preparation also differs from a village to another. These noodles are hand-made with water and flour, cut in wide [...]

4 11, 2016

THE SOUP WITH BREAD FROM CIOCIARIA

The soup with bread is a poor recipe from the rural tradition of Ciociara, it was a special dish also to be served, if necessary, to the  pilgrims travelling to the holy sites. The soup is still prepared according to [...]

4 11, 2016

THE TRADITIONAL CRESPELLA FROM VEROLI, CIOCIARIA

The crespella, a typical pancake  from Veroli, has always been the  snack of pilgrims, travelers and farmers and also  accompanies the meal of the inhabitants.   Two priests from Bergamo organized  in 1964 the first festival of the crespella. Now [...]

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