December 10, 2014

Blessing the Flags

Benediction at the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Pozzo in Capurso, Bari
On December 8th, during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, people across southern Italy revived the old custom of blessing the flags of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. We are grateful to our friends at the Comitati delle Due Sicilie, Le Città del Sud, and others, for sharing their photos so that we, from a distance, can also feel part of the benediction. As always, it is great to see the national flag of our ancestors fly again.
Photos by Don Luciano Rotolo courtesy of Comitati Due Sicilie