Aprile 21, 2022

Ranverso Feast dedicated to Saint Anthony Abbot Protector of animals celebrates the feast of Saint Anthony Abbot, patron and protector of animals, in January. The first national day of the Italian Network for the Safeguard and Enhancement of the Feasts of Saint Anthony Abbot was held on 23 October 2021 at the Central Institute for Intangible Heritage in Rome.

Ranverso Feast dedicated to Saint Anthony Abbot Protector of animals celebrates the feast of Saint Anthony Abbot, patron and protector of animals, in January. The first national day of the Italian Network for the Safeguard and Enhancement of the Feasts of Saint Anthony Abbot was held on 23 October 2021 at the Central Institute for Intangible Heritage in Rome.

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In the Church of the Precettoria of Ranverso to the left of the altar is placed the statue of the end of the fourteenth century , in dark painted wood, representing Saint Anthony Abbot wearing the dress of the Antonian Order; with his right hand the stick with the Tau, while in the left holds the book with the rule of the Order.At the feet of the Saint a rare wild boar with a different wood color is depicted in reduced proportion and perhaps placed in subsequent periods of restoration. Italy with the various communities belonging to the Italian Network for the safeguard of the Feast dedicated to Saint Anthony Abbot Protector of animals celebrates the feast of Saint Anthony Abbot, patron and protector of animals, in January. The first national day of the Italian Network for the Safeguard and Enhancement of the Feasts of Saint Anthony Abbot was held on 23 October 2021 at the Central Institute for Intangible Heritage in Rome with the participation of the Heritage Communities of Brindisi Montagna (Potenza), Calvello (Potenza), Campobasso, Cerami (Enna), Collelongo (L’Aquila), Fara Filiorum Petri (Chieti), Genzano di Lucania (Potenza), Macerata Campania (Caserta), Novara di Sicilia (Messina), Novoli (Lecce), Oppido Lucano (Potenza), Pedara (Catania), Ranverso (Turin), San Mauro Forte (Matera), Sant’Antonio Abate (Naples) and Trivigno (Potenza). For more information visit: https://reteitaliana.santantuono.it Ranverso Always a place where animals are welcomed and feel protected by the Patron Saint Anthony Abbot, the Precettoria of Ranverso every year welcomes many four-legged friends. In particular, on January 17, the feast day of Saint Anthony the Abbot, on the Churchyard animals are blessed, especially dogs. Just think, in the pretty square of the village there is a small fountain to quench the thirst of all our pet friends: the Precettoria of Ranverso, in fact, is visited by many people who, with their animals, breathe an atmosphere me.

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Monumental Church, many people devoted to the Blessing present themselves with Dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, goats and hens, once the Priest went to the farmers’ stables for the blessing of the animals where on the wall of each stable was always present the blessed image of Saint Anthony Abbot.The traditional Mass for farmers and their families will be celebrated in the Church dedicated to the Saint of the fire at 11.00 the organizers want to point out:but without animals that will remain present outside, reports Foundation Order of the Mauritian and ArteMista . However in Val di Susa where the worship of the Saint and like Ranverso many parishes are offering a blessing of animals in the Church. Who was Saint Anthony the Abbot? In addition to animals and farmers, Saint Anthony the Abbot is the patron saint of basket weavers and grave robbers, and is believed to protect against skin diseases, especially shingles.The saint, who died in Egypt in 356, has always enjoyed a vast following among the Italian agricultural communities.According to an ancient legend of the Veneto in northern Italy, on the night of January 17 the animals acquired the ability to speak.In this night every year, It is said that people were kept away from the stables because hearing animals talking was considered a bad omen.

Autore Ersilio Teifreto Guida del Gruppo A.S.A.R devoti e volontari Amici di Sant’Antonio Abate di Ranverso

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