The sword was carried in procession along with the Blessed Sacrament and a relic of the Holy Cross through the southern Italian town of Gargano.
Today we want to invoke him because as in the past, in the various moments of trial, of natural disasters, even of plague, our fathers in this place have invoked him and have always found his help. His intercession brought a prodigious salvation for Monte Sant’Angelo during the plague period of 1656. Today we invoke through his intercession the Lord to save not only Monte Sant’Angelo, but all Italy, all Gargano, all the world from this epidemic.
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