Friday, April 28, 2017

Solemn Mass in Honor of St Francis di Paola in Brooklyn, April 29

The American Delegation of the Sacred Constantinian Military Order of St George will be making a pilgrimage to the church of St Francis of Paola in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 29th. The Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph Ambrosio will be celebrate a Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass, beginning at 5:00 p.m, and preach; after Mass, there will be veneration of a very rare first class relic of the saint and distribution of souvenir holy cards.

St Francis of Paola was the founder of the Order of Minims, though he himself was never ordained to the priesthood. He was renowned for curing the sick, performing miracles, the gift of prophesy and his personal holiness. He died in 1507 and was canonized in 1519. He is the principal patron saint of Calabria, and a patron saint of both the city of Naples and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, one of the most revered saints in all of southern Italy.

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