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San Cristoforo procession through Barga 2019

San Cristoforo procession through Barga 2019

Celebrations for St Christopher the Patron Saint of Barga which started with the “San Cristoforo d’oro”awards ceremony earlier this afternoon (article here) , continued this evening to its climax with a long torchlight procession through the streets of Barga up to the Duomo. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barga watching the procession as […]

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Corpus Domini procession – flowers on the road

Corpus Domini procession – flowers on the road

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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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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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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San Cristoforo procession through Barga 2018

San Cristoforo procession through Barga 2018

la Solenne Processione in Onore del Santo Patrono - Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barga watching the procession

Celebrations for St Christopher the Patron Saint of Barga which started with the “San Cristoforo d’oro”awards ceremony earlier this afternoon (article here) , continued this evening to its climax with a long torchlight procession through the streets of Barga up to the Duomo.     Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barga watching the […]

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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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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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10th Annual Torchlight procession on Vespa

10th Annual Torchlight procession on Vespa

10° Vespa/Moto fiaccolata del Vespa Club Barga

La fiaccolata natalizia in vespa e moto per le vie di Barga The 10th annual torchlight motorbike and vespa procession was held this evening in Barga with dozens of bikes, vespas and mopeds taking part in the night time tour of the city. The torchlight procession has been cancelled in the past because of terrible […]

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Procession Perdono di Assisi 2016

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2016

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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San Cristoforo procession through Barga

San Cristoforo procession through Barga

Celebrations for St Christopher the Patron Saint of Barga which started with the “San Cristoforo d’oro”awards ceremony earlier this afternoon, continued this evening to its climax with a long torchlight procession through the streets of Barga up to the Duomo. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barga watching the procession as it slowly wound […]

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San Cristoforo procession through Barga

San Cristoforo procession through Barga

with the participation of Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri

Celebrations for St Christopher the Patron Saint of Barga which started with the “San Cristoforo d’oro”awards ceremony earlier this morning, continued this evening to its climax with a long torchlight procession through the streets of Barga up to the Duomo. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barga watching the procession as it slowly wound […]

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Procession Perdono di Assisi 2014

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2014

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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