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Procession Santa Maria 2018

Procession Santa Maria 2018

the last time the image of Madonna was carried through the streets was in 2008

It is a procession which only happens every 10 years but this evening not even the approaching rain clouds and an official warning of bad weather issued by the Tuscan authorities managed to slow the procession from the Chiesa  di Santa Maria alla Fornacetta as they walked around the medieval streets of Barga carrying the image […]

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The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

with temperatures hovering round the 38 degree mark, the chapel is dedicated to the Madonna della Neve, The Madonna of the Snow, the irony of which was not lost by those suffering in the heat.

The Alpini were out in force this afternoon at the SS.Madonna della Neve, the Chiesina degli Alpini at Palmente on the road to Loppia just outside Barga. The chiesina used to be a sorry ruin but was restored a decade ago and is now once more being used by the community. The Alpini were there […]

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Procession Perdono di Assisi 2018

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2018

The following is the text that has been used on barganews since 2003 to describe the events that take place during the procession Perdono di Assisi every 2nd August. In keeping with this tradition we have used the same words this year to describe the event as basically nothing has changed. The tradition continues. It’s […]

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Concerto Corale – SS. Annunziata BARGA

Concerto Corale – SS. Annunziata BARGA

SS. Annunziata in Barga Vecchia was the location for a choir concert this evening featuring three local choirs from Lucca, Gallicano and Barga

coro dell’istituto “machiavelli” di Lucca Corale polifonica di Gallicano  Coro dell’isi di Barga           

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Flowers on the road for Corpus Domini procession

Flowers on the road for Corpus Domini procession

Petals are arranged in patterns, quite often featuring hearts, on the streets the procession will pass through on its way up to the Duomo.

Every year, sixty days after Easter, the Church celebrates “Corpus Domini”: a religious solemnity in honour of the Eucharist (the ‘body’ – corpus – of Christ in the sacramental sign of bread): an observance that first developed in Italy during the thirteenth century and in 1263 was extended by Pope Urban IV to all of […]

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L’ora di Barga – Maggio 2018 No.532

L’ora di Barga – Maggio 2018 No.532

Giovedì 3 maggio alle ore 19.00 nella chiesa di San Pietro in Campo il nostro Arcivescovo ha incontrato i ragazzi di Barga che faranno la Cresima il prossimo 2 giugno, quelli di Fornaci che hanno fatto la Cresima lo scorso 28 aprile e il gruppo del dopo- cresima. insieme agli animatori e a don Giovanni. […]

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Beata Vergine Maria di Sotto gli Organi

Beata Vergine Maria di Sotto gli Organi

7 local choirs in concert - SS Annunziata church in Barga Vecchia

On the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Pisa Cathedral, the icon of the Beata Vergine Maria di Sotto gli Organi will be brought to the churches of the diocese by the faithful of the various vicariates. Beata Vergine Maria di Sotto gli Organi is a tempera and gold painting on […]

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Via Crucis in Barga Vecchia

Via Crucis in Barga Vecchia

a stream of umbrellas winding through the narrow streets of Barga Vecchia

A damp Sunday afternoon and the narrow streets of Barga Vecchia were filled with the sound of the procession Via Crucis – Stations of the Cross as they slowly moved in the rain through the city up to the Duomo. Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called […]

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The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

with temperatures hovering round the 38 degree mark, the chapel is dedicated to the Madonna della Neve, The Madonna of the Snow, the irony of which was not lost by those suffering in the heat.

The Alpini were out in force this afternoon at the SS.Madonna della Neve, the Chiesina degli Alpini at Palmente on the road to Loppia just outside Barga. The chiesina used to be a sorry ruin but was restored a decade ago and is now once more being used by the community. The Alpini were there […]

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Procession Perdono di Assisi 2017

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2017

The following is the text that has been used on barganews since 2003 to describe the events that take place during the procession Perdono di Assisi every 2nd August

The following is the text that has been used on barganews since 2003 to describe the events that take place during the procession Perdono di Assisi every 2nd August. In keeping with this tradition we have used the same words this year to describe the event as basically nothing has changed. The tradition continues. It’s […]

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70 anni di sacerdozio di don Ruggero

70 anni di sacerdozio di don Ruggero

Giubileo Sacerdotale di Mons. Bencivenni nel suo 70° anniversario di ordinazione

Per me che sono nato e vissuto a Castelvecchio, parlare di Don Bencivenni significa parlare del mio Paese. Non c’è momento legato alla mia vita personale o a quella di questa Comunità , in cui la figura di Don Bencivenni non sia presente. Ma fa una sensazione strana ritrovarmi adesso , ormai più che adulto, […]

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Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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