The Order s Pilgrimage to Rome for the Holy Year, 2016
 
On 16th and 17th of April 2016 the Constantinian Jubilee took place in Rome. More than 600 Knigts and friends of the Order came from all over Europe for this important event that has been convoked by the Gran Master don Pedro di Borbone delle Due Sicilie in order to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy that has been held by the Pope Francis.
The event took place in some very important places which have underlined the special existing relationship between the Order and the Roman Church: the Papal Basilicas of San Paolo Fuori le Mura and Santa Maria Maggiore. The official program provided with two holy masses, one lunch and a sacred music concert.  In particular, as the tradition requires in that case, it has been possible for everyone - as a pilgrim - to pass through the Holy Door and to receive the indulgence. Various authorities were present (Ambassadors, Military authorities, Civil authorities, Order s authorities) and the masses were celebrated by two of the most important Cardinals of the Catholic Church: Card. Harvey which is the Archi-Priest of the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul (sat 16) and Card. Muller which is the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (sun 17). Also Card. Castrillon Hoyos, as our Gran Prior, was present and he received from the Gran Master the collar of the Real Order of San Gennaro. Some bishops were present too. During the evening of sat 16th in the Basilica of San Vitale there was a marvelous sacred music concert with the Cappella Musicale Liberiana, which is one of the most important Papal Choir in Rome.
At the end of the mass in Saint Paul, the Gran Master appointed about 100 new knights. At the end of the mass in Santa Maria Maggiore the Gran Master gave a floreal tribute to Saint Mary in the special Chapel Borghese" as a particular privilege; it is the same chapel where the Pope goes to pray in special private moments of his pontificate.
Attached are some pictures about the ceremonies showing the most important moments of the celebrations.
 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

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