Art and religion at Ponte a Serraglio

On Saturday evening La Rondine in Ponte a Serraglio introduced a new exhibition in the gallery. Photographer Richard Smukler is now showing his work.

Our illustrious mayor opened the proceedings and introduced the artist.

La Rondine

Lots of people attended to admire the work.

There was music.

La Rondine

La Rondine

La Rondine

Francis recited a poem.

La Rondine

Midway during the evening we enjoyed a procession along the street.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

 

Ponte a Serraglio …and back again.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

It was a great evening, the first of many for the summer season. There is always something happening at Ponte a Serraglio.

13 thoughts on “Art and religion at Ponte a Serraglio

  1. It was the Corpus Domine procession for Ponte a Serraglio. It started with a solemn Mass at the SS Crocifisso church, ( I was at Mass, but was not feeling too well with all the incense… So I decided not to join the procession). The young boy walking under the baldachin or “baldacchino” in Italian had his First Communion on that day. It is customary for children in the area to have their First Communion on this particular day. On Sunday, the Solemn Mass and First Communion took place at San Pietro in Corsena and the procession came that evening from the church in Corsena to the Sacred Heart Church in La Villa, opposite the Countess Casalini Park. There were quite a few children participating.
    At Ponte a Serraglio there were three little girls, dressed in white tunics and wearing flower crowns throwing rose petals. The Sisters did an excellent job organizing them as they were very young… And really adorable!
    Don Emmanuel is wearing some special clothes and ornaments reserved for this special festivity. They are quite old and precious. All hand embroidered.

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