12 May 2000

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12 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Saturday and Sunday biking in the Maiella / Sabato e domenica in mountain bike sulla Maiella
Two suggested excursions: from Balzolo, Pennapiedimonte, through vallone delle Tre Grotte, Linaro, as far as the Madonnina, for 15 km. Then on Sunday excursion to Celano, from Bivio S.Iona, through Valle dei Curti and Monte Tino: 5 hours about.

12 May 2000 - Il Centro

Goriano Sicoli - Feast of Santa Gemma / Festeggiata Santa Gemma
Yesterday the highly moving rite for Santa Gemma Vergine was repeated. At midday in a nearby valley the delegations from San Sebastiano dei Marsi, where Gemma was born, and from Goriano, where the young sheperdess was a prisoner of the powerful Count of Celano, met and contined together to the sanctuary.

12 May 2000 - Il Centro

Civitella del Tronto - Sant'Ubaldo's feast / Da domani la festa del patrono S. Ubaldo
the traditional feast dates back to 1557. Shows for the young, fireworks, lottery and music.

12 May 2000 - Il Centro

Pescara - 50 buses for Padre Pio / Cinquanta autobus per Padre Pio, by Cindy Virgili
A pilgrimage to commemorate padre Pio's birth, which took place at 5pm on 25 may 1887, in Vico Storto di Valle, in Castello di Pietrelcina, province of Benevento; the child, called Francesco Forgione, took 23 years later the name of Padre Pio. Pilgrims will pray together all day long, as the friar taught his followers.

12 May 2000 - Il Centro

Rosciano - Patron feast this Sunday / Domenica la processione del Volto Santo, by Alessandro Iannetti
A great feast for the Volto Santo, patron of the place. Tomorrow theatrical representation "Nu jurne passe n'andre n'arvè", a soccer tournament, fireworks. On Sunday the Holy Mass, choir and procession, then in the afternoon presentation of a booklet with the history of the church of Villa San Giovanni.