Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Feast of St. Rocco in Val Vigezzo

Speaking personally, I always enjoy seeing liturgies celebrated in different places in the world, particularly festal liturgies which involve processions as it provides a real opportunity to look for local customs and traditions -- as well as shared customs and traditions.

I came across these videos on Messainlatino.it which show the celebration of the feast of St. Rocco on August 19th in the church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Val Vigezzo, Italy and thought some of our readers might be interested in them. The Mass was celebrated by Don Alberto Secci who has been shown on NLM before -- though not by name (see image right).

Here is a video taken from the Mass:

Following the Mass was a procession with a statue and relic of St. Rocco. The following photo montage was put together into video form:

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