NOVEMBER 2000 - Heritage Ezine - Year I, No. 1
A tour of the greatest Renaissance church in Abruzzi, an art museum in itself, a visit not to miss if yo ever come nearby: the Basilica of San Bernardino da Siena
(from the Liber Baptizatorum, Spoppletum), a parish priest's diary of the tragical events of the French invasion of 1799 - 1811. The priest wrote these highly dangerous pages to leave to whoever might find them among the latin records of baptism.
The events of the month of November as mixture of Christian and Pagan traditions: All Saints and St. Martin. On the 11 of November, if you have a wife, don't forget to eat red pepper...
A natural route in the South of the Province of Chieti, along the valleys of the Sinello and Trigno rivers, ancestral path of generations of shepherds leading their flocks down to the coast.
Turning round to leave many churches in Abruzzo you are confronted with a giant fresco of a saint Christopher (not a saint recognized by the Church) on a wall opposite the altar. The article will tell you why.
Introduction to a Catasto onciario (more exactly Carolino) of the year 1746. The Catasti are among the few documents before 1809 where original signatures can be found, and provide a wealth of family and demographic information.
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