Festa della Bruna 2015: the theme of the Cart, news’ and return to tradition!

The Press Conference of the Executive Committee

immagine_MdBThe theme of the Triumphal Chariot of the 626th edition of the Festival will be,,it,a novelty has also been proposed,,it: ”The meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman: icon and model for evangelization”. This was announced by the Archbishop's delegate and pastor of the Cathedral Church Don VIncenzo Di Lecce. Continuing in the presentation, and’ was expressed the will’ returning to ply the route of the ancient Sassi during the traditional procession of pastors in the morning of 2 July. More’ forward, during the conference, and’ stata proposta anche una novita’: the translation of the image of Mary (which normally takes place in the late morning of the day 2) could be brought forward to the evening of Christmas Eve.

During the conference was also attended by Prof. Emanuele Calculli, who presented the book ”The Brotherhood, the framework and the Procession of the Pastors of the feast of Bruna 2 July”; and then, the intervention of the president of the Maria SS. Bruna Vito Domenico Andrisani. I ', after defining the economic aspects (23.000 EUR the cost of the article and 3.000 euro fine for the same manufacturer who will not participate in the demolition of the Cart) spoke of criticality’ that emerged during the year: difficulty’ on finding a place for the Committee and long lead times for the payment of the sums allocated by public bodies. For these reasons,, the same Mimi ', announced his resignation which will present’ in the evening to S.It is. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio (that will have’ evaluate them and decide whether to reject them and leave the driving in the hands of Dr.. Andrisani accept or proceeding with the formation of a new Executive Committee).

As author of the portal festadellabruna.it I hope that, as built together in the last editions, President remains in place and, in consultation with the members of the Board of Directors, able to give a new impetus and even more prestige to our tradition’ great.

Matera, to 02.10.2014

Michele Chancellor

Get in on the 624th edition of the Festival

624aGet in on the 624th edition of the Festival

Dear Friends,

this year, for the 624th time, the City’ Matera is preparing the festivities in honor of its patron saint Maria SS. Bruna.

Tuesday morning, at the Committee, and’ was presented to the press the official program of events scheduled between 23 June and July 8th… and there are so many news'!

Nell'elencarli, let's start with one of the most important moments of the Festival: donning the General Knights Angelo Raffaele Tataranni, that you will not hold more’ at his home, but it will happen’ in the Palazzo Lanfranchi, one of the most important places of Matera.

Other news’ Sara’ undoubtedly the presence of three points of the nursery during the day 2 July. With two caravans as mobile stations and a stand in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Sara’ can meet the needs of mothers and children who just do not want to stay away from the festivities.

The 20 June, instead, there will be for the first time a quadrangular Soccer Tournament amateur, with the participation of the teams of the Ass. Knights, State Police, Carabinieri and the Ass. Maria SS. Bruna.

And then there are bands: City’ Matera, City’ Noicattaro, Music Together of Middle School “N. Party”, City’ Grottole, Lower City Music’ Miglionico and, the 25 June at 21.00, will perform’ the National Band of the Guardia di Finanza!

Even the profane elements that enrich the festival are being organized: are preparing fireworks by the company John Padovano (Genzano di Lucania) and the company Fratelli Liccardo (Mugnano – NA), were tied the first stakes that sorreggeranno the imposing illuminations Company Paulicelli International; you are granting spaces to the attractions of the Luna Park and the Market stalls with vendors from all over the South Italy.

The Association “Maria SS. Bruna”, that the 22 May 2013 received the recognition of Juridical Person (n. 43 log) Basilicata Region, and’ a coming and going of people that organizes, promotes, advertises and encourages the Feast. This Year, in addition to the proceeds of the lottery, that will give 12 sensational prizes with extraction 6 July, pleasantly must underline the great contribution of entrepreneurs and private, Matera and not, that have embraced the campaign sponsorship of the Feast implemented well in advance and reach still ahead: and’ can still donate their contribution to the Association or to book sponsorship on the poles of the illuminations showing up at the headquarters of the Association or by contacting Mr.. Francesco Losito to n. 335.7095778.

A current list of sponsors and’ on the official website www.festadellabruna.it the page dedicated to them.

Even the preparation of the site and’ constantly working to keep updated pages festadellabruna.it, and in which’ connected domain dueluglio.it, registered by the, to allow, as always free, browse all media content related Celebrations in honor of Maria SS. Bruna. Are being, in addition to, collaborations with editors and reporters from national newspapers to improve visibility’ Matera and its best day’ long, Also on magazine and other web portals.

Therefore, Triumphal Chariot of the 624th edition (made by the working group coordinated by Andrea Samson) and’ almost ready to undertake its “trip”. We just have to celebrate!

In the spirit of communion that unites us, moments in our folk and religious, I want to wish everyone a Happy Feast. Viva Maria, Viva Matera, Viva the Materani.

Presented the draft of the Triumphal Chariot 2012

pres12Presented the sketch of the Triumphal Chariot of the Family Daddiego

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In the dining Stemmi dell'Episcopio, this morning, was presented the sketch of the triumphal chariot that will bring Enthroned Madonna della Bruna next 2 July.

Following to calling the competition presented in December, and after the announcement of the winner took place already for a few weeks, was unveiled today the painting made by the members of the Family Daddiego which was awarded the construction of the building which will collaborate with papier mache and the other two competitors: Pasquale Nicoletti and Andrea Samson.

The theme of the Chariot is “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: The Parable of Seminatore”, a theme that fits in well with the theme of the three-year Pastoral Plan 2011-2014 "From Trinity Church for today's man".

In the presence of S.It is. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio, the pastor of the Cathedral of Don Vincenzo Lecce, the Chairman of the Committee of the festivities Francesco Loperfido, and of the highest civil and military authorities and the province of Matera, was just one of the components of Daddiego, Carmine, to reveal the sketch, illustrate and explain its meaning. A new Wagon, rich and full of meaning: again because even the molds of clay from which they then form the statues and friezes of relief are new, rich because there are also improvements in the details, full of meaning because even the use of colors – “warm yellow as the grain of our land” – was not random.

Again so the race to the next 2 July: the Family Daddiego, to the organizers and everyone goes materani the sincerest wishes, because we can achieve new throne and celebrate SS.ma Maria della Bruna, in the sign of a centuries-old tradition still alive and always new!

There is an air of festivity in the Stone City!

ariaThe 31 May was celebrated the Visitation. In the Mass concelebrated in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi from SE. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio, we wanted to remember the liturgical day which tells, in Scripture (from the Gospel of Luke – Lc. I, 39-56), Visitation of Mary to her cousin Saint Elizabeth, on the occasion of the birth of John the Baptist.

The 2 June instead, in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, ended the series of nine appointments “July 2 all year”, with which the devotees of Mary renew the spirit of communion, on the second day of each month. The celebration was attended by the pastors of Bruna, the Organising Committee of the festivities, a large group of Knights of Mary, Master cartapestaio Pentasuglia Michelangelo and the charioteer Belisario Montemurro. The pastor of the Cathedral of Lecce Don Vincenzo wanted to wish, even before “give glory” to the faithful, good Festa della Bruna: “a celebration of the spirit, that most of the body”, why “Day is a moment of communion that we dress coat of joy and there slides on him like an event any”.

But that's not all! Began the events that, each year and more, teem in the months of June and July, and fill the squares, the sports pitches and cinemas even well before the Novena and beyond the Eighth. Among the most important events, we want to mention the many events with the sport organized by CSI: the tournament soccer 5 (the reference site is http://matera_basilicata.csi-net.it ), now in its sixteenth edition, and mixed volleyball tournament, in addition to bowling tournaments, table tennis and basketball, still organized by CSI of Matera.

You begin to breathe the air of festival in the Stone City.

Finally! Wishes Matera!

Presented the sketch of the Triumphal Chariot

tbozzettoAnd’ was presented this morning, to little more than a hundred days from 2 July, the sketch of the Triumphal Chariot of the Festa della Bruna, edition 2009. In the Archbishop's Palace of the Diocese of Matera-Irsina, in the presence of S. And. Mons. Salvatore Ligorio, President of the Organizing Committee Franco Palumbo and the Representative of Citizenship Dr.. John Vizziello, was unveiled the sketch of Wagon painted by the master Michelangelo Pentasuglia. Work on the construction of the building, therefore, have been entrusted to the fantasy and genius of the painter materano, who will carry the throne of the Madonna della Bruna in the coming months.

The theme chosen this year, inspired by the Year Jubilee declared by Pope Benedict XVI in honor of the two thousandth anniversary of his birth, and is titled “St Paul migrant, Apostle of the Gentiles… no longer strangers, nor guests, but the family of God” (Cfr. If the 2,19).