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Popular devotion II
 

MAIN RELIGIOUS SOLEMNITIES

Sacred Mount or New Jerusalem, Varallo Sesia
March, the 24th, Lord Annunciation’s vigil, night procession with candles and torches, from the Basilica to the Sacred Mount Annunciation’s Chapel where at midnight they say the Angelus
March, the 25th, Lord’s Annunciation
August, the 15th, Virgin Mary Assumption
Palm Sunday, procession called “processione delle sette Marie” (that is “procession of the seven Mary”, from the Collegiata’s church of Varallo to the Sacred Mount
Second Sunday in October, feast of Beato Bernardino Caimi, Sacred Mount’s founder

Sacred Mount of Our Holy Lady of the Assumption, Serralunga of Crea
March, the 24th, Lord Annunciation’s vigil, torchlight procession from Forneglio, outlying ward of the Commune of Serralunga of Crea, to the Sanctuary
March, the 25th, Lord Annunciation
August, the 15th, Virgin Mary Assumption, procession with the statue Madonna Nera (Black Madonna) through the walk surrounding the Sacred Mount
August, the 22th, Blessed Virgin Mary Crowned, the conclusion of the feast in Our Lady of the Assumption into Heaven’s honour, with the Holy Mass within the Heaven’s Chapel
First Sunday in May, Children’s Consecration to Our Lady
September, the 8th, Blessed Virgin Mary’s Nativity
First Sunday in November, Feast of Graces, in which you renew your gratitude for the received graces, witnessed by ex-voto’s offerings
December, the 8th, Immaculate Conception

Saint Francis’s Sacred Mount, Orta
August, the 2nd, Feast of Our Lady of Angels, Mass within the XI Chapel of the Sacred Mount, also called the Porziuncola
First Saturday in June, Peregrinatio by foot from Orta to the Sacred Mount of Varallo
December, the 6th, San Nicolao’s Feast, the Saint Patron of the Basilica

Rosary’s Sacred Mount, Varese
August, the 14th, Vigil of Virgin Mary Assumption, night procession through the Via delle cappelle
August, the 15th, Virgin Mary Assumption
August, the 22nd, Blessed Virgin Mary Crowned
October, the 7th, Blessed Virgin of the Rosary to whom the Sacred Mount is dedicated
December, the 8th, Immaculate Conception. Annual pilgrimage from Malnate to the Sacred Mount
On early saturdays, they say the Rosary by walking through the Via delle Cappelle of the Sacred Mount

Blessed Virgin’s Sacred Mount, Oropa
First Sunday in May, Votive procession of the town of Biella keeping the secular vow
Second Sunday in May, Feast of the Patronage of Our Lady of Oropa
August, the 1st, Feast of Sant’Eusebio
August, the 15th, Virgin Mary Assumption
Last Sunday in August, Anniversary of hundred-year-old Crownings
September, the 8th, Virgin Mary’s Nativity
November, the 21th, Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the temple

Sacred Mount of the Blessed Virgin of Rescue, Ossuccio
August, the 15th, Virgin Mary Assumption
September, the 8th, Virgin Mary’s Nativity, to whom the Sanctuary is dedicated, with preparing triduum
October, the 7th, Blessed Virgin of the Rosary
December, the 8th, Immaculate Conception
Every third Saturdays each month there is a pilgrimage to sollecite and sustain callings to the priesthood

Sacred Mount of the Holy Trinity, Ghiffa
First Sunday in June, Trinity Sunday
August, the 22th, Blessed Virgin Mary Crowned
Christmas procession to the Sacred Mount from all Ghiffa’s Parishes
Trinity Fair, from June to September, every three Sundays each month: laic meetings organized in order to recover ancient popular and religious traditions. Long ago Trinity Sunday was celebrated for three sundays in a row after Pentecost

Sacred Mount Calvary, Domodossola
February, the 11th, Our Lady of Lourdes. Ash Wednesday’s procession
First Sunday in September, Our Lady of Graces, with a Mass within the homonymous Oratory
10th december, Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto

Sacred Mount of Belmonte, Valperga
Ash Wednesday, night procession among Via Crucis’s Chapels
August, the 2nd, Our Lady of Angels (Porziuncola)
August, the 15th, Virgin Mary’s Assumption
September, the 8th, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom the Sanctuary is dedicated



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Excerpts from:
F. Fontana, R. Lodari, P. Sorrenti, Luoghi e vie di pellegrinaggio. I Sacri Monti del Piemonte e della Lombardia , 2004, published by Centro di Documentazione dei Sacri Monti, Calvari e Complessi devozionali europei.

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