Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9 , FlorenceDate: Friday 09 August 2019
Saint Lawrence. All set for the festivities
Padoin: "Opportunity to take stock of the many things done"
Florence 6 August 2019 - Two special days to celebrate San Lorenzo. Friday and Saturday in fact the basilica and the whole Laurentian complex will be affected by numerous initiatives: it will begin Friday 9 August with the first vespers to finish Saturday with the traditional dinner offered to citizenship
The "two days" will also be the occasion for the blessing and the official inauguration, on Saturday, by cardinal Giuseppe Betori of the new rooms restored inside the complex: a meeting room for pastoral uses, which is added to the others already restored and used by Caritas, from the life aid center, to the marriage counseling center, in addition to the parish archive. To this is added the medieval cloister, restored and intended for the visitors' rest, with the adjoining dining room, with automatic machines and lactation point.
"We have worked to make the complex even more welcoming - explains Paolo Padoin, President of the Laurentian Opera - for example, we have also thought about the little ones, equipping all the bathrooms with spaces dedicated to diaper changing and breastfeeding. We constantly monitor the stability of the complex and in these days we are checking the side façade with specialized firms under the watchful eye of the Superintendency.
For some months the cameras installed by the OML have been in operation and financed by the CRF Foundation. We monitor the square and the side part on the Canto dei Nelli. It is a system inserted in the control circuit of the Municipality. So this year there are so many more reasons to celebrate San Lorenzo ”.
SAINT LAWRENCE. PROGRAM OF INITIATIVES
FRIDAY 9th AUGUST
5.30 pm First Vespers and exposition of the Relic of San Lorenzo and of the Blessed Giuliana founder of the Basilica
6:00 pm Holy Mass
20:30 Concert on the Sagrato of the Basilica of the Symphonic Orchestra Città di Grosseto, Director Antonio Cristofano
THE BASILICA AND THE TREASURE MUSEUM WILL END AT 17:00 WITH THE LAST ENTRY AT 16:30
SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST
8:00 am Mass on the altar of San Lorenzo
9:00 am Holy Mass on the altar of San Lorenzo
9:30 am Official Choral Festival
11:00 am Reception of votive candles offered by the Municipality
11:15 am Eucharistic concelebration presided over by Card. Archbishop, Giuseppe Betori
17:00 Second Vespers and veneration of the relic of San Lorenzo
6:00 pm Holy Mass
8:00 pm Party in the square with dinner offered to the citizens
9:30 pm Projections on the side façade of the Basilica: Leonardo da Vinci, celebrations of the 500th anniversary of his death
THE BASILICA AND THE TREASURE MUSEUM REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
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