Saturday, March 07, 2009

Catholic Italy: to commemorate the santi (saints)...


Photo from the Internet. Here we see how to involve kids and families in the commemoration of the lives of the saints. Make it fun. This is catechesis. Kids and parents learn together. It's a form of public witness.

6 comments:

Mark said...

Sweet! Do you know the occasion?

JPSonnen said...

Not sure, but I think it was in the town of Lomazzo, near Milan.

Anonymous said...

Greetings John!

Just wondering, what headgear is His Excellency wearing?

Thanks!

Alipius said...

It is the re-enactment of the so-called "peace of lomazzo" from 1286, a treaty which was signed between the Ghibelline Como and Guelph Milan, two towns who were engaged in bitter and long wars during the middle ages. Because Lomazzo was right on the border between the Como and the Milan territory and because the city was considered neutral, the peace treaty was signed there.

Don Mauro Tranquillo said...

I'm the Archbishop Ottone Visconti in the photo...

Don Mauro Tranquillo said...

http://www.pacedilomazzo.it/ita.htm