Sant’Agnello: in the Colli di Fontanelle a community on a journey between faith and tradition
Sant’Agnello: in the Colli di Fontanelle a community on a journey between faith and tradition. In the year that Pope Francis strongly wanted to dedicate toFAMILY LOVE and to SYNODALITY, also the community of Parish of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary of the Colli di Fontanelle finally it has resumed its traditional paths and religious rites (suspended due to Covid in recent years).
Unfortunately in recent months the small community of the Colli di Fontanelle has been lashed by unexpected and devastating storms. But despite the pain, these moments of difficulty have also given the Hope for solidarity. The families on which Raging Storms have fallen are not left alone. Indeed, they had the support of the whole community that every day shows affection and closeness with generous and concrete gestures.
We found ourselves to be “Family of Families” who join forces, experiencing and concretely translating the love of a Christ who gives himself “Body and Blood” to give us testimony of the Father’s mercy and of His profound and gratuitous love that sustains and consoles us above all in the moment of trial. It is by entrusting ourselves to him that, inAltar of “down”, resurrects Lazarus giving consolation to Martha and Mary, we will have the strength to circulate and make fruitful the “good” that is in each of us. So here is that the family also becomes the Way of HOLINESSas the blessed testify Mr and Mrs Beltrami Quattrocchi, testimony of prayer in the memory of those who have spent so much in recent years for the success of this religious event and who today guide us from Heaven, reliving in the gestures of those who carry on the tradition. In the hands they paint wooden silhouettes, draw and build scaffolding, glue colored sawdust and create flower arrangements. It is a “consortium”, a correspondence of emotions and values which, through the perpetuation of gestures and traditions, becomes a story of our past and hope for our future. A future of smiles and joy like that of the happy faces of the little ones of the community, involved in setting up the Altars.
Guided by the traditional carpet of fragrant petals, we go up the road that leads us from the church to the square, where we find the Altar of “su”, which unite the steps of the community to the rest of the Italian churches by making the words our own: mission, communion and participation. With a new and modern design, embellished with thousands of petals collected and glued by hand one by one, we wanted to represent the community of the Colli di Fontanelle, a family of families, but also all the people of God, gathered around Jesus in which find strength, courage and example by walking with divine stepthat is, with the same step of Jesus, acquiring that synodal style that allows people “to express themselves, to walk in faith even if they have difficult life paths, to contribute to the life of the community”.
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