Filitalia International, the South East Philadelphia Chapter and COSMI proudly present the San Marziale Flyer, an event created in 1980 by Pasquale Nestico, to be held on 20 May 2018 in Philadelphia. Filitalia International, South East Philadelphia Chapter e COSMI proudly presenteranno la festa di San Marziale Flyer, evento fondato nel 1980 da Pasquale Nestico, che si terrà il 20 maggio 2018 a Philadelphia
(UMDI – UNMONDODITALIANI) Filitalia International presents in these days the program of the San Marziale, an event created in 1980 by Pasquale Nestico, to be held on May 20th. During the event, Father Antonio Fortunato holds an opening mass; then we will proceed with a procession, to finally conclude with a buffet with dancing and music of Kulpmont “Our gang of boys” that will last all afternoon. Holy Spirit Church 1845 Hartranft Street, Philadelphia, PA South Philadelphia Pastor: Father Michael ReillyMay 20th, 2018 (Rain or Shine) parking available. Donations $10 For more information please visit our website: filitaliainternational.org or call 215 334 8882. Music Provided by: DJ & Musician Fulvio Ranni.
Filitalia International is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987, to promote and preserve the italian heritage, language, and customs throughout the world. The goal of Filitalia International is to solidify and expand the Italian culture, tradition, and heritage through social and humanitarian events. We offer many programs including Scholarships for younger members, italian Language classes, networking events for young professionals, and cultural events to experience and learn about the Italian Culture firsthand. ge, language, and customs throughout the world. The goal of Filitalia International is to solidify and expand the Italian culture, tradition, and heritage through social and humanitarian events. We offer many programs including Scholarships for younger members, Italian Language classes, networking events for young professionals, and cultural events to experience and learn about the Italian Culture firsthand. Filitalia Foundation created History of Italian Immigration Museum to preserve the heritage of Italian Americans through stories that apply to all cultures, connect the Italian-American community with its cultural roots, share our heritage with people of all backgrounds.
Martial of Limoges was a missionary bishop of the third century, sent from Rome to evangelize the Gauls; he is revered as a saint and confessor by the Catholic Church. He is one of the great saints of Gallia with Saint Dionysius, Saint Privatus, Saint Saturninus, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Ferreolus of Vienne and Saint Julian. Accompanied by two other priests he settled in his probable region of origin, in Limoges, the city of which he is patron. His news comes to us from Gregory of Tours. Legend has it that it was sent by St. Peter himself to evangelize all of Aquitaine. He was the spiritual father of Santa Valeria. In the legends reported by the bishop Aureliano, his successor, in the life sancti Martialis, it tells of his extravagant miracles. According to this story, Marziale was the son of Elisabetta and Marcello, belonging to the tribe of Benjamin in Galilee. At fifteen he would be baptized directly by Peter and he would be one of the 72 disciples of Christ; attended the resurrection of Lazarus and the last supper. He would follow Peter both in Jerusalem and in Rome where he would live in the catacombs together with Paul, Luke and John. Peter would then send him to Aquitania, to Limoges, to evangelize those lands. During the journey he made together with Amatore, Alpiniano and Austricliniano, he stopped in Gracciano d’Elsa, near Colle di Val d’Elsa where he converted the inhabitants. But here Austricliniano died and Martial returned to Rome to Peter to give him the news. Peter then handed over to Martial his own pastoral care that he would have to lay on the body of the deceased so that he would wake up. Martial obeyed the Pope and returned to Gracciano, raised the tombstone and placed the pastoral care on the body of Austricliniano who awoke. With his companions then resumed the journey by fulfilling the mission entrusted to him by Peter. In May 1854, Pius IX debunked every legend about him, recognizing him as the evangelizer of Aquitaine. The Catholic Church remembers it on June 30th. San Marziale is revered in Italy, in Colle di Val d’Elsa, where he would have performed the first miracle and the first evangelization, and where the patronal feast takes place on the 1st July.