On 1st October in the Church of San Salvatore in Onda in Rome we celebrated the Pallottine Mission Sunday, which takes place every year on the first Sunday of October. The main theme for this year we chose: “The Pallottine mission on the periphery”. In this way we wanted to present and shed light on the missionary involvement of members of the Pallottine Family in the various part of the world, that often remain unknown.
This year we had the opportunity to take part in the beautiful and very traditional festivities dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The Feast of Noantri ("of us others") is celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel, from July 15 to 30 in Trastevere, Rome. It is without doubt one of the most celebrated feasts of the Roman people. The origins of the festival seem to date back to 1535: it is conveyed that after a storm, a statue of the Virgin Mary, carved in cedar wood, was found at the mouth of the Tiber by some Corsican fishermen. The Madonna, for this reason called "Madonna Fiumarola" (arriving on the river) was then donated to the Carmelites (entitled "Madonna del Carmine) to the Basilica of St. Crisogono in Trastevere. Thus she became the Holy Protector of Trastevere.