Minori celebrates its patron saint, St. Trofimena
Wednesday 13 July Minori, a tourist village in the center of the Amalfi coast, celebrates its patron saint, Trofimena Ve M, a damsel from Patti / Messina.
This date recalls the day of arrival – the return to Minori of the saints remains, coming from Benevento, after a stop in a church in the historic center of Salerno, returned because stolen by the Benevento prince, Ricardo.
Welcomed with great jubilation of the people who wanted to keep them, then, in an arch-safe place to preserve them from other unscrupulous acts of the usual malicious “nobles”.
Centuries ago, the minor newborn girls bore the name Trofimena in honor of the saint of whom the Minorese, and not only, were faithful, respectful, and fearful.
Then the habit vanished for more “, EXOTIC” names until he returned for a few years: in fact, there are many newborn girls to whom the observant parents impose the name of the Virgin TROFIMENA. Wherever you go and meet a woman named Trofimena, she must necessarily have either a birth relationship or the affection of some relative in Minori. Of course still this year solemn celebrations but with parsimony and attention to the resurgent health problem which, even if not obsessively, still upsets the habits of many citizens.
Many, myself included, would like to allocate the funds raised for the celebrations to humanitarian works and to strengthen the lacking and worrying local health.