Feast of Immaculate Conception at the Portiuncula
Also in Santa Maria degli Angeli begins November 29 the traditional Novena of the Immaculate. Below is the program that is celebrated at the Portiuncula.
29 November-7 December 2016
During the celebration of Vespers, at 19.00: Maria, the Path to God. Chaired by Fr Giuseppe Renda, OFM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
21.15: Canto dell ' "Akathist". Chaired by His Exc. Mgr. Paolo De Nicolo, Regent Emeritus of the Pontifical Household
Thursday, December 8, 2016 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
hours from 7.00 to 8.00 - 9.00 to 10.00: Eucharistic Celebration
11:30 am: Solemn Eucharistic celebration presided by H. Exc. Mons. Paolo De Nicolo, Regent Emeritus of the Pontifical Household
17.00: Eucharistic Celebration
18.00: Mass and procession on the square of the Basilica presides H. Exc. Mons. Domenico Sorrentino, Archbishop Bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino
19.00: Solemn Vespers in "papal chapel." He chairs the M.R.P. Claudio Durighetto, OFM Provincial Minister of the Friars Minor of Umbria
20.00: Fireworks display on the Piazza della Basilica
Throughout the day the Confraternity will offer a refreshment in the Sanctuary Square
The Immaculate, December 8, 2016, until the Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 8, 2017, you can visit the rich international exhibition of nativity scenes "... all the cribs of the world ..." exhibition, enriched with new representations every year, in premises of the Sanctuary and in the cloister of the Portiuncula.
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