Feast of the Sacred Vow to San Ranieri 2023

Festa del Sacro voto a San Ranieri 2023
Festa del Sacro voto a San Ranieri 2023
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
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On Saturday 14 January 2023, in the church of Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa celebrates the 246th anniversary of the Feast of the Sacred Vow to Saint Ranieri

The story. To thank the patron, to whom a prayer of protection had been addressed, for having spared the city death and destruction during the flood of January 1777, the citizens of Pisa promised to celebrate a votive mass every year in perpetuity. For many years Pisa dissolved that vow, until 2012 when, on the initiative of the Compagnia di San Ranieri, the Feast of the Sacred Vow was restored, celebrating Holy Mass every year in the church of the Spina, with the participation of the citizens and the homage to the saint by the municipal administration.

The programme

10.15 a.m. influx of authorities, guests and guests

10.30 a.m. Report on the Regional Functional Centre

11.00 a.m. Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Giovanni Paolo Benotto; during the ceremony, the administration's homage to San Ranieri, prayer and blessing of the city will take place. The ceremony will be broadcast live on television by Telegranducato Toscana TV.

At 4.00 p.m. musical evening prayer animated by the 'Vox Humana Ensamble' conducted by Maestro Massimo Gelichi.

On the occasion, it will be possible to visit the Church Santa Maria della Spina, which will remain open with the following opening hours: in the morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in the afternoon from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.