31/05/2014 (Barcelona) Investiture of new Knights
 
On May 31 at the Basilica of Mare de Déu de la Mercé and St. Michael the Archangel in Barcelona, Spain, was held an investiture of new Knights and Dames of the Order. The Chief Celebrant was H.E. The Most Reverend Mons. Jaume Traserra, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona and Vice Grand, who was assisted by the Grand Prior Coadjutor, Hon. and Rev. Jorge Farré, pastor of the Basilica, as well as the Hon. and Rev. ftr. Victor Barrallo C.O., Prior of the Royal Commission of Spain, as well as numerous clergy Constantine. HRH The Grand Master was represented by his son HRH Prince Don Pedro, Duke of Noto, Grand Prefect of the Order, accompanied by his son, HRH Prince Don Jaime, Duke of Capua.
 
  

 

06/05/2014 (Madrid) HM King Juan Carlos I of Spain has appointed HRH Don Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orléans, Duque de Noto, as President of the Royal Council of the four Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa
 
This ancient body was formed in 1523 to administer these great historic institutions; the previous presidents were HRH Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona, who was succeeded by HRH Infante Don Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Borbón-Parma, Duke of Calabria. Following the resignation of the latter, HM the King nominated the Infante Don Carlos s only son, HRH Don Pedro, as President in his place, on 28 April. Don Pedro was installed as such by HM on 6 May in a ceremony in the Royal Palace.

 

For further information see this full report here

 

 

The 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, celebrated in 2013, was not only the commemoration of an historical event of Christianity, but also the occasion on which the two branches of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, divided over several decades, have united, and through so doing put an end to familial disputes and misunderstandings. On the common initiative of HRH Prince Don Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, and HRH Prince Don Pedro of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto, also representing his august Father HRH Prince Don Carlos of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria and Infante of Spain, it was agreed to restore and develop in a spirit of familial and dynastic reconciliation those feelings of mutual respect, sincere cohesion and deep affection that have characterised the admirable history of the Royal Family of Bourbon Two Sicilies over past centuries.

 

05/2014  Pilgrimage of SMOC Luxembourg to Our Lady of Luxembourg, Maria Mater Jesu, Consolatrix Afflictorum, Patrona Civitatis et Patriae Luxemburgensis
 
 
 
The Octave is one of Luxembourg's major annual religious celebrations. It takes starts on the 3rd Sunday after Easter and closes with the Octave Procession on the 5th Sunday after Easter. It honours Our Lady of Luxembourg, Maria Mater Jesu, Consolatrix Afflictorum, Patrona Civitatis et Patriae Luxemburgensis.
 

 

17/05/2014 Pontifical Mass of St. George Martyr in Rome

 

 

25/01/2013 (Naples) Beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Cristina of Savoy

 

La delegazione  della  Sicilia Occidentale  ha partecipato al  solenne Te  Deum  del 25 gennaio 2014, presieduto da  S.E. Rev.ma  il  Cardinale Arcivescovo di Palermo, in occasione della Beatificazione di Maria Cristina di Savoia, Regine delle Due Sicilie,  ove il Delegato ha dato lettura dell' allegato messaggio  inviato dal Gran Maestro,  S.A.R. Don Carlos di Borbone, Duca di Calabria, Infante di Spagna.
Altri messaggi sono stati inviati dal Sindaco di Palermo, da S.A.R.  il Principe Amedeo di  Savoia, Duca di Savoia e da S.E. Rev.ma il Cardinale Metropolita di Napoli, Crescenzio Sepe.
La cerimonia è stata organizzata  dal Comitato "Beata Maria Cristina di Savoia Regina delle Due Sicilie" i cui componenti sono stati elencati nel messaggio inviato dal  nostro Gran Maestro  e patrocinata dalla Delegazione dell' Ordine Costantiniano con  la presenza dei suoi Rev.mi Cappellani e di un folto numero di Cavalieri, intervenuti anche dalle altre provincie.
La cerimonia è stata  particolarmante intensa e sentita ed oltre a molti cittadini ed  ai Cavaliersi dello SMOC,  hanno partecipato un rappresentante dello SMOM, all' uopo incaricato dal suo Delegato, Marchese Paolo ded Gregorio,  i Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro e le Gurdie d' Onore del Pantheon.

Message of H.R.H. Don Carlos de  Borbon Dos Sicilia, Duque de Calabria, Infante de Espana, which has been read by Delegate   during  the ceremony - in the Chapel of the Royal  Palace in Palermo-  of   Te Deum on jan 25th 2014  for  Blessed Maria Cristina di Savoia, Queen of Due Sicilie.



TRH the Duke and Duchess of Noto, The Duchess of Calabria, the Duke and Duchess of Castro, the Duke of Capua, the Duchesses of Palermo and Capri, Archduchess Maria and Archduke Simeon of Austria, Princess Ines de Borbon Dos Sicilias de Carelli Palombi, Princess Beatrice de Bourbon-Deux Siciles , Prince Casimiro di Borbone-Due Sicilie and his sons Prince Luigi Alfonso and the Rev Alessandro di Borbone-Due Sicilie, the Duke of Braganza, Archduke Martin of Austria, the Duke of Aosta and Princess Maria Gabriella di Savoia, attended the Beatification and afterwards paid homage at the tomb of the Blessed Queen.

 

Text of the Homily of His Eminence Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, Archbishop of Naples and celebrant at the Beatification

Queen Maria Cristina was the first wife of King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and mother of the last reigning King, Francis II. 


HRH the Duke of Noto was pleased to invest S.E. Rev.ma Monsignore Antonio Staglianò, Vescovo di Noto, with the insignia of a Chaplain Grand Cross of Merit and Dott, Corrado Bonfanti, Sindaco di Noto, with the insignia of a knight of Jure Sanguinis motu proprio of the Order.

 

The Royal Deputation

 

HRH the Infante Don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master has made the following changes to the composition of the Royal Deputation:

- Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Archduchess Maria, Royal Princess of the Two Sicilies, to be Vice-President of  the Royal Deputation for Austria, Germany and for the members of other Royal Houses.

- Her Royal Highness Princess Doña Ines, de Carelli Palombi, do be Vice-President of the Royal Deputation, with responsibility for Italy.

 - Her Royal Highness Princess Doña Cristina, de Lopez Quesada, to be Secretary-General of the Royal Deputation.

- His Royal Highness Prince Don Jaime, Duke of Capua, to be a Councillor of the Government of the Royal Deputation.

- Her Royal Highness Princess Doña Victoria to be a Councillor of the Government of the Royal Deputation.


Her Serene Highness Gloria Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis has been received as a Dame Grand Cross of Justice

 

23/04/2014  Liturgical feast of St. George Royal Commission for Portugal
 
 The Royal Commission for Portugal celebrates the Holy Mass at St. George's day
 at  Basilica of Our Lady of Martyrs in Lisbon, presided by the Reverend Canon
 Armando Duarte, Chaplain of Jure Sanguinis, assisted by the Reverend Deacon
 Armando Dilão, Knight of Merit.


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"Operation Caritas" pre-Easter, managed by the Coordination from Arezzo of the Tuscany Delegation

On the occasion of Easter, 2014, the confreres of the Tuscany Delegation have helped to support the collection, on the initiative of the Coordination of Arezzo, about food and various kinds of necessities, given at the request of a Caritas in Lazio, bordering Tuscany, in the day of 15 April.

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05/04/2014 Pre-Easter retreat of the Tuscany Delegation in San Miniato a monte (Florence)
   

 

08-09/03/2014
 
Organised by the Royal Commission of Spain and the Delegation of Aragon Navarre- La Rioja, were held on 8 and 9 March 2014 in the city of Calatayud, near Zaragoza (Aragon), the IIIth. Jornadas de Formación (Training Conference) for members of our Order, candidates and public interested in it. We had some lectures, visits of the artistic heritage of the city and, especially, appropriate time of sharing brotherhood. The Prior of Spain , Hon. and Rt. Rev. p. D. Victor Barrallo Celma C.O., celebrated a solemn Mass in the Holy Sepulchre Basilica, in city .The two journeys were closed by H.R.H. The Duke of Noto, who attend the farewell lunch.

 

01/03/2014 Participation at the entrance of the new canon pastor of the Church of Saints Peter and Augustine

Saturday, March 1st, the Tuscany Delegation participated in the liturgical ceremony for the arrival of the new pastor, Monsignor Giovanni Bartolini, chaplain of the Order, in the sixteenth century church of Saints Peter and Augustine (Sp). The particular evocative Eucharist liturgy was presided over by S.E.Luigi Ernesto Palletti, Bishop of La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato, with the presence of other religious exponents for the recurrence. The holy function has been accompanied by the sacred songs of the choir room, as well as the ritual of delivery the church to Mons.Bartolini. The Order of Malta and the Holy Sepulchre were present, and also some military authorities of the various weapons, followed by the bishop himself as a military chaplain, and the group of Scouts.The Delegate, D.Ettore d'Alessandro duke of Pescolanciano, was present at the event with some knights: Carlo Testi, Michele Fiaschi, Marco Gemignani, Leonardo  Pilastri, Pasquale De Leo, Francesco Lapucci,Italo Toni, Massimo Planera, Giancarlo Marinelli. During this occasion, the position of Coordinator of Livorno has been ratified in the person of the knight Leonardo Pilastri.
After the ceremony, the Tuscany Delegation paid homage a crystal crest of the Delegation to the Bishop of La Spezia. In addition, it was delivered to Monsignor Bartolini, for his new church, the painting of the Madonna and child, made by a famous artist from Arezzo, devolved by the confreres Planera and Marinelli.

 

11/02/2014 The Delegation of Tuscany participated at the XXII World Day of the Sick

 

Tuesday, February 11th , the day of remembrance of Our Lady  of  Lourdes,       the Coordination of Florence and Prato of Tuscany Delegation organized a day of meeting with the elderly patients of nursing homes "La Mimosa" in Campi Bisenzio (FI) . The Delegate D.Ettore d Alessandro of Pescolanciano strongly wanted to join with representatives of the Constantinian knights at the XXII World Day of the Sick, following the invitation of the Holy Father and his dominant theme of this year, the " Faith and Charity" ("we too must give our lives for our brothers") .

 

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11/01/2014 (Barcelona) Meeting with the Delegates and Secretaries of the delegations of our Order in Spain 
 
On January 11, 2013 , convened by the Chairman of the Royal Commission of Spain , HE .The Duke of Hornachuelos , took place in the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri of Gracia, in Barcelona , a meeting with the Delegates and Secretaries of the delegations of our Order in Spain , to discuss matters of general interest and set the calendar of spanish events in 2014 .
 
Attendees were: H.E. Duke of Hornachuelos , President of the Royal Commission of Spain Hon. and Rt. Rev. D. Victor Barrallo and Celma, C.O. , Prior of the Royal Commission of Spain / H.E. D. Francesc Xavier Montesa y Manzano, Delegate in the Principality of Catalonia / H.E. D. José Vicente del Portillo Corbí , Delegate in the ancient Kingdoms of Valencia and Murcia / Hon. D. Juan Luis Doncel Paredes, Delegate in Aragon - Navarra and La Rioja / Hon. D. Fernando Vargas -Zúñiga y Mendoza , Delegate in Extremadura / Hon. D. Dativo Salvia y Ocaña, Secretary of the Delegation in the Principality of Catalonia / Hon. D. Federico Guardiola y Spuche, Vice Delegate in the ancient Kingdoms of Valencia and Murcia / Hon. D. Enrique Álzaga y Aliena , Secretary of the Delegation in the ancient Kingdoms of Valencia and Murcia / Hon. D. Carlos Corbera Tobeña , Secretary of the Delegation in Aragon - Navarra and La Rioja
 

 

14/12/2013 (Recanati) Patronage of delegation SMOC Marche-Romagna for a cultural event about poet Giacomo Leopardi
 
The italian Delegation Marche- Romagna of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, has granted its patronage to the cultural event which was held in the italian city of Recanati at December 14, 2013, and promoted by the " Centro Studi Leopardiani " with co- sponsoring Lions Club Recanati " Colle dell infinito."
 

 

12/2013 Operation Charity for Christmas / Tuscany Delegation

In December, the Delegation of Tuscany has made three charity's initiatives: the first, clothing  for missions of the Friars of the Immaculate in the church Ognissanti (Florence); the second,foodstuffs and microwave ovens for the House for the elderly of the Little Sisters of the Poor;the third,foodstuffs for the Seminar, the Institute of Christ the King (Sieci-Florence).
 

 

01/12/2013 (Florence) Pre-Christmas ceremony / Tuscany Delegation

The Delegation Tuscany has found itself at the Church of All Saints for the spiritual preparation for Christmas . The public ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Rosario of friars of the Immaculate Conception , which , recently, have also received a donation of clothing for their missions .The sacred function was accompanied by the choir of the sisters of the Immaculate Conception . On this occasion, the Delegate duke D.Ettore d Alessandro di Pescolanciano, along with the friar Rosario , presided the moment of blessing and Habit Taking new riders (Paolo Calvani , Carlo Testi, Epifanio Lo Sardo, Fabrizio Boni, Sergio Berti, Vittorio Caggiano) and ladies (Michela Villa, Maria Tauriello) , which took place in advance the function.At the end of the Mass , the Delegate has read the prayer of the knight and brought the greetings of the President of the Royal Commission for Italy .

 

24/11/2013 (Florence) Participation at the closing ceremony of the Year of Faith / Tuscany Delegation

Sunday, November 24th, the Tuscany Delegation was invited, in S.Michele e Gaetano (Florence), to participate in the sacred religious function, celebrated by Monsignor Gilles Wach (the top of Institute Christ the King: www.icrss.it ) on the occasion of the closing of the Year of Faith proclaimed by the Holy Pope.

 

 

10/11/2013 Participation to the festivities of St. Stephen Pope and Martyr / Tuscany Delegation 

Sunday, November 10, during the solemn ceremony of the traditional celebration of St. Stephen Pope and Martyr in the church dei Cavalieri in Pisa, the Tuscany Delegation has confirmed his participation at the invitation of the Institution of the Knights of St. Stephen. The Mass was celebrated by Mons.Aldo Armani, with the presence of the civil, military and the Grand Master of the Sacred Military Order of St. Stephen Pope and Martyr, S.A.I and R. the Archduke of Austria and Grand Duke of Tuscany Sigismund of Habsburg-Lorraine.

 

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02/11/2013 Donate food to the rest home of the Little Sisters of the Poor / Tuscany Delegation

Saturday, November 2, the coordination of Pistoia and Arezzo of Tuscany Delegation has made a delivery of a food donation to the nursing home for the elderly of the Little Sisters of the Poor, confirming the continuity of service to that Institution, that does not enjoy public contribution.

Thanks to confr. Planera, has been collecting a diverse variety of foods necessary for the daily needs of the House.The Delegate, Don Ettore d Alessandro di Pescolanciano, then assured the Sisters, who have already received aids from the Delegation in past years, the organization of an upcoming charity event to raise funds for the benefit of the House, which accommodates several elderly have-nots.

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15/09/2013 (Kayl / Luxembourg) Pilgrimage to the " Le'Ffrächen in Kayl

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07/09/2013 Conference hold in the city of Spello (Italy) about the figure and religious policy of Constantin / Delegation Marche-Romagna
 

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26/08/2013 Celebration of the feast of St. Alexander Martyr

 

Also this year,the Duke Ettore d Alessandro organized, with some family members, the ceremony of the celebration of the soldier Martyr Alexander, who was beheaded for his Christian faith in 303, at the castle in Pescolanciano (IS). The ceremony in the traditional rite was presided by the local priest D.Pietro P. Monaco, with the participation of approximately 200 devoted to the Saint in the chapel where some relics of St.Alexander are preserved. For the occasion, some rooms of the manor were open to visit and was offered a sober refreshment to all the participants.

 

17/08/2013 Rev Abbé Christian Philippe Chanut, Chaplain of our Order, Almoner of France at the Memorial of Saint Denis has died at the age of 65

 

The Rev Abbé Christian Philippe Chanut, Chaplain of our Order, Almoner of France at the Memorial of Saint Denis has died on the 17th August at the age of 65, after a long illness bravely born.  Abbé Chanut was a pillar of the French legitimist movement, close to the late Prince Alphonse de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and Cadiz, at whose memorial Mass at the Basilica of Saint Denis he gave the homily, as he did on the occasion of the interment of the heart of King Louis XVII in June 2000.

 

 He was a doctor of theology and was for twenty-two years parish priest of the church of Saulx-les-Chartreux (diocese of Evry), and then of Milly-la-Forêt where his funeral will be held on 22nd August.

 

He was a doctor of theology and was for twenty-two years parish priest of the church of Saulx-les-Chartreux (diocese of Evry), and then of Milly-la-Forêt where his funeral will be held on 22nd August.

 

10/06/2013 Participation of the Tuscany Delegation to the XXXIX Regional Mariana Day 
 

 

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