Sunday 2nd June was Italy’s Republic Day…and Corpus Christi.
The beautiful 12th century church…Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Pietro…in Corsena, was decorated with flowers and candles for the First Communion fo several local children.
It is an excellent opportunity to see some of the beautiful religious art in the church.
The chapel at the side of the church was open…a very rare occurence.
Families gathered for the celebration.
There was a little procession from the chapel to the church.
The ceremony went well.
A special day needs a special haircut.
I’m sure everyone who took part enjoyed their day.
For more on the ancient church, click here.
Such a very beautiful church, love your pictures. And good to see that traditions are kept alive.
There are lots of wonderful old churches in the area, this is one of the oldest.
Great photos, Debra and the church looks so beautiful with all the flowers, candles and festive clothes. It is a beautiful Romanic building from the 11th Century, although it has undergone certain additions at a later stage. The painting on the right hand side, the Madonna of the Rosary, is a masterpiece from Gaspare Mannucci, a well known 16th Century Florentine painter
It was great to seethe church full of people.
Love the pictures (as always!). I’m very glad I found your blog and get to enjoy these little tidbits of Italy. 🙂
I am pleased that you are enjoying Bagni di Lucca