OF SISTER MARIA LAURA
A unique moment which can also be followed in development during the months leading up to the 6th June 2021 and which will keep pace with both faithful and indeed non-believers, as they discover the figure of Sister Maria Laura Mainetti and the key places in which she lived and worked as a Daughter of the Cross. A number of itineraries will be highlighted, symbolic places that visitors can become familiar with, and where they can, of course, pray. Colico for example, the place of her birth and the church at Villatico where she was baptised, and Chiavenna, with her original room inside the ex-Istituto Immacolata, the place of her martyrdom in Poiatengo and that of her burial at the collegiate church of San Lorenzo. And everything generously enhanced by the natural beauty of Valchiavenna and surrounding territories such as Lake Como, the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, ancient Piuro with the magnificent Acquafraggia waterfalls, and any number of villages to seek out and discover individual and particular cultures, food and wines.
Registration options will open shortly for access to the official Celebration in a ready and easy manner, and which will take place in Chiavenna’s sports ground on the 6th June 2021 at 16.00 with Bishop Oscar Cantoni in attendance.
All manner of collateral events will be organised in the preceding days in order to give ever more depth to Christian aspects of the consecration through discussion and commonality with conferences and a range of meetings in appropriate age groups. The event, which has a clear European dimension in terms of envisaged attendance, is certainly regarded as being one of the largest and most important that the Valchiavenna area will have experienced and for this very reason the utmost attention will be focused on the organisational “machine” which has already been in operation for some months.
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Guidance for the Beatification of the Venerable Servant of God sister Maria Laura Mainetti
The rite of Beatification will be celebrated at Chiavenna, at the municipal stadium in Via Falcone and Borsellino 14, on Sunday 6th June 2021. The celebratory programme includes:
access to the celebration area.
time for preparation with readings, singing rehearsals and presentation of texts which help to retrace the life of the newly blessed.
the procession of the main concelebrants begins.
the Eucharist celebrations begins.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
In order to participate it is necessary to register and receive the entry pass in the manner indicated below. It will not be possible under any circumstances to enter the celebration area and neighbouring areas for anyone who does not possess a pass. Once the maximum number of pilgrims allowed to enter the stadium has been reached, other areas will be made available where people can still participate in the celebration.
There is a sector reserved for the disabled and their companions, (1). Areas are also prepared and reserved for the concelebrants and the authorities. They too are invited to report their presence.
The beatification also requires volunteers for the liturgical service (altar servers). You can indicate your availability by filling out the appropriate form, in the manner indicated below.
Registration opens on Monday 22nd February 2021 to participate in the celebration of the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God sister Maria Laura Mainetti. In order to participate it is mandatory to register on the website www.beatasuormarialaura.it
Registrations, which will remain open until places are exhausted (however no later than Sunday 25th April 2021) and in compliance with anti-Covid legislation, must be made both for individuals (lay faithful, priests, deacons) and for groups, using the appropriate forms. Those who register will then be informed of the designated places allotted and methods of access; the pass for entry and pilgrim’s kit will be consigned / forwarded. Anyone who does not come from the diocese of Como can collect the pilgrim’s pass and kit on the day of the beatification at the reception points which will be specified.
Priority will be given to organised groups (parishes, pastoral communities, ecclesiastical associations / movements) until the 22nd March 2021.
Communication professionals (journalists) must also be accredited through the REGISTRATION section below.
THE PILGRIM KIT
A bag has been prepared for each pilgrim containing the celebration pass, aids for prayer, a rain cape, information materials, and a cap.
For the kit and a contribution of the cost of the beatification, a donation of € 5 per pilgrim/kit is requested (the amount is not refundable) – up to the age of 5 registration is free.
Payment can be made in cash on the day of the event or by bank transfer but only on registration confirmation that you will receive by email after 21st March. Bank details for transfer:
Bank: Credito Valtellinese – Chiavenna
Account Holder: Parrocchia San Lorenzo
Reason: ISCRIZIONE BEATIFICAZIONE + NAME AND SURNAME (and/or GROUP)
Then send a copy of the receipt to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To facilitate participation of a greater number of groups, a maximum number of members has been established for each group, as indicated:
- Parishes up to1500 inhabitants and groups of pilgrims (non-Parish): 30
- Parishes up to 5000 inhabitants: 60
- Parishes over 5000 inhabitants: 90
OF FAMILIES OR INDIVIDUALS
It’s also possible to register as families or individual participants by filling out the form below:
Every 6th of the month
The event takes place on the 6th June 2021, organised under the supervision of the Pastoral Community of Chiavenna – Prata and the Diocese of Como in collaboration with a number of other Bodies.