ROME - On May 22 2012 it will be 300 years since the canonisation of Saint Felix of Cantalice. With the blessing of the General Minister, the Roman Province is planning a “FELICIAN YEAR”. Writing to the Provincial Minister of Rome, Br. Carmine Antonio De Filippis, Br. Mauro says: “Thins is a timely opportunity not only to plan various events and celebrations […] but to deepen even more our knowledge of this Saint of ours. Saint Felix of Cantalice, in fact, is more than just one among many saints in the Order; he is the corner-stone, the model, one might almost say the mould, for all the others“and we must thank God that so many other saintly brothers continue to “model” themselves after him” […] The Province of Rome is working hard to organise this Felician Year in the best possible way, with various events and celebrations. On the occasion of the tri-centenary we also expect a letter from the General Minister as a mark of the gratitude, joy and hope felt by the whole Order. A pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint Felix by the Capitulars of the 64th General Chapter is planned for September 9, 2012.
18 May 2012 Feast of Saint Felix of Cantalice. Solemn announcement of the Felician Year in every Capuchin house and church. Rome, Immaculate Conception: Provincial Marian gathering and solemn concelebration, 12, noon, on the tri-centenary of the canonisation of Saint Felix of Cantalice. In the afternoon, inauguration of the renovated friary on via Veneto and of the Museum.
18 May 2013 Rome – Saint Felix of Cantalice – at 18,00 solemn eucharistic concelebration preside dover by H.E. Cardinal Comastri.
22 May 2013 Civitavecchia – Saint Felix of Cantalice, Provincial Marian gathering and closure of the Felician Year.
Spiritual and cultural EVENTS
- National Ongoing Formation Convention at Frascati during the autumn season.
- Itinerant exhibition (from October).
- Felician Itinerary in Rome: 2-3 proposals for friars; dates to be announced.
- Felician Itinerary in Lazio: a booklet is being prepared for use by fraternities, or individually and/or for pilgrimages with the SFO and the people
- Meetings with Oratorians, Camillians, Jesuits. Recital in honour of Saint Felix of Cantalice.