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Video – Immaculate Music #39: The FI Sisters’ Choir with Cardinal Burke in Rome

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #39 – Communion Hymn of our FI Sisters ( 03min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In March of 2011, our friars and sisters celebrated a Pontifical High Mass with Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome at the Church of St. Nicolas (imprisoned).  Here’s a “short-short” of one of the sister’s hymns sung after Holy Communion, with Sr. Maria Cecilia Manelli as conductor of the choir.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #38: Italian Sacred Music Concert with the Franciscan Friars, Part 3

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #38 – Concert at Comacchio 2011 ( 14min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

It’s become a tradition that the FI clerics here in Italy – that is, those who are studying for the priesthood – hold a concert every September in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Royal Hall at our sanctuary in Comacchio, Italy.  Here’s the third of the three-part series from that concert.  The friars are from all different parts of the globe, including the US, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Chad, Benin, and France, among others.  Fr. Giovanni Manelli was conductor of the choir on this occasion.  Our Lady of the Royal Hall, o pray for us!

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #37: Italian Sacred Music Concert with the Franciscan Friars, Part 2

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #37 – Concert at Comacchio 2011 ( 12min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

It’s become a tradition that the FI clerics here in Italy – that is, those who are studying for the priesthood – hold a concert every September in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Royal Hall at our sanctuary in Comacchio, Italy.  Here’s the second of the three-part series from that concert.  The friars are from all different parts of the globe, including the US, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Chad, Benin, and France, among others.  Fr. Giovanni Manelli was conductor of the choir on this occasion.  Our Lady of the Royal Hall, o pray for us!

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #36: Italian Sacred Music Concert with the Franciscan Friars, Part 1

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Immaculate Music #36 – Concert at Comacchio 2011 ( 15min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

It’s become a tradition that the FI clerics here in Italy – that is, those who are studying for the priesthood – hold a concert every September in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Royal Hall at our sanctuary in Comacchio, Italy.  Here’s the first of the three-part series from that concert.  The friars are from all different parts of the globe, including the US, Italy, the Philippines, Nigeria, Chad, Benin, and France, among others.  Fr. Giovanni Manelli was conductor of the choir on this occasion.  Our Lady of the Royal Hall, o pray for us!

Ave Maria!

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Video – Variety #191: An Evening with Pope Benedict in Rome: Corpus Christi 2011

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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Variety #191 – Banner of our Holy Father outside St. John Lateran ( 12min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

This past Corpus Christi the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in Rome had the privilege of attending the Eucharistic  procession of our Holy Father.  The procession started at the basilica of St. John Lateran and finished at the basilica of St. Mary Major.  We hope you enjoy some of the highlights of our special evening, which includes audio from the Holy Mass celebrated beforehand by the Pope as well as audio of the Vatican choir which beautifully animated the procession and the Eucharistic benediction.  The video contains text in English and in Italian.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #35: Dining Room Christmas Concert in Rome

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Immaculate Music #35 – Christmas concert in Rome ( 04min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Here are a few improvised Christmas carols from our “dining room concert” in honor of the feast of St. Stephen, patron saint of our founder Fr. Stefano Manelli. The “concert” was held last year in our convent in Rome.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Variety #173: Feast of John Duns Scotus Mass in Rome

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Variety #173 – statue of Blessed John Duns Scotus in Cassino, Italy ( 7min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In honor of the feast of one of the patrons of our FI house of studies (S.T.I.M.) here in Italy, we present this video of the Holy Mass celebrated in 2010 in Rome in the extraordinary form, with our co-founder Father Gabriele.  It’s a mixture of highlights and music from the Mass, as well as some thoughts from our blessed scholastic philosopher/theologian, who died in 1308.  The text is in both Italian and English.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Variety #161: Marian Parish Procession in Italy

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
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Variety #161 – Feast of Our Lady of Nazareth, Rome, Italy ( 14min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Here’s a glimpse of the procession that was held on the outskirts of Rome for the feast of “Holy Mary of Nazareth” parish, one of the parishes that our Franciscan Friars have care of here in Italy. We’ve added to the footage a few reflections from the book Devotion to Mary, written by our founder, Father Stefano M. Manelli, to add some depth and reflection to this short, catholic-culture film. Included are also some piano pieces played by Sister Maria Settima Manelli, a hymn or two from our Friars, and also some faint but beautiful hymns taken from the monastery of our contemplative Franciscan Sisters here in Italy at Città di Castello.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Roving Reporter #120: First Holy Mass at the Portziuncola in Italy

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
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Roving Reporter #120 – First Holy Mass of 4 New FI Priests, celebrated at Assisi ( 13min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

This is the first Holy Mass celebrated by the newly-ordained FI priests, Fr. Alan Bernardino Wharton (USA), Fr. Vincent Michael Egbu (Nigeria), Fr. Giles Joseph Mary Atherton (Australia), and Fr. Vincent d’Elia (Italy). Our new priests had the privilege of celebrating at the Sanctuary of the Portziuncola in Assisi in the same edifice in which Saint Francis himself entrusted the Order of the Friars Minor into the hands of Our Lady some 800 years ago. The Mass was celebrated on March 26, 2011, the day after their holy ordinations at Tarquinia in Italy, and we ask that you remember these new servants of our Lord in your prayers. (more…)

Video – Immaculate Music #34: A Concert for Mary, part 4

Monday, February 7th, 2011
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Immaculate Music #34 – FI Choir at Santa Maria in Aula Regia ( 07min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We hope you enjoy the last of our series of 4 videos of a concert that our friars – primarily those who are studying for the priesthood – performed in the town of Comacchio, Italy, at the shrine of Our Lady of the Royal Hall, or “Santa Maria in Aula Regia” in Italian.  Included in the choir are Fra Pio Maximilian, Fra Alan Bernard, and Fra Josemaria Mary.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #32: A Concert for Mary, part 3

Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Immaculate Music #32 – FI Choir at Santa Maria in Aula Regia ( 08min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We hope you enjoy this concert that our friars – primarily those who are studying for the priesthood – recently performed in the town of Comacchio, Italy, at the shrine of Our Lady of the Royal Hall, or “Santa Maria in Aula Regia” in Italian.  Included in the choir are Fra Pio Maximilian, Fra Alan Bernard (recently ordained to the diaconate), Fra Josemaria Mary, and our own Fra Terrance behind the camera.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #31: A Concert for Mary, part 2

Saturday, November 20th, 2010
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Immaculate Music #31 – Friars sing the praises of Mary ( 07min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We hope you enjoy this concert that our friars – primarily those who are studying for the priesthood – recently performed in the town of Comacchio, Italy, at the shrine of Our Lady of the Royal Hall, or “Santa Maria in Aula Regia” in Italian.  Included in the choir are Fra Pio Maximilian, Fra Alan Bernardino (recently ordained to the diaconate), Fra Josemaria Mary, and our own Fra Terrance behind the camera (well, seated in the pews, to be exact).

Ave Maria!

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Video – Immaculate Music #30: A Concert for Mary, part 1

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
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Immaculate Music #30 – Friars sing the praises of Mary ( 08min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We hope you enjoy this concert that our friars – primarily those who are studying for the priesthood – recently performed in the town of Comacchio, Italy, at the shrine of Our Lady of the Royal Hall, or “Santa Maria in Aula Regia” in Italian.  Included in the choir are Fra Pio Maximilian, Fra Alan Bernardino (recently ordained to the diaconate), Fra Josemaria Mary, and our own Fra Terrance behind the camera (well, seated in the pews, to be exact).

Ave Maria!

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Video – Roving Reporter #116: The Covo of Campocavallo

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
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Roving Reporter #116 – The Feast of the Covo ( 11min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Every August here in the countryside of Campocavallo, Italy, the first Sunday of the month is set aside to honor the Queen of the town, the Madonna of Campocavallo. The residents of this town- located in the “campagnia”, or countryside – gather together, fashion with their own hands, and present a unique offering to the Queen, whose sanctuary (Beata Virgine Addolorata) is the heart of the town and houses the miraculous image of the Sorrowful Mother. The offering, roughly the size of a Hummer automobile or larger, is church or religious structure constructed of steel, wood, and, most importantly, the grain of the local fields. The members of a group called “The Covo” and comprised of lay people (Italians, obviously) male and female, young and old. This year the offering was a replica of the lovely Basilica of Pompei, located in the southern part of Italy.

I had the privilege of observing and filming, over a period of 5 or 6 months, the work of the Covo, and I present to you my own offering, albeit hastily done and always incomplete, to the same Queen of Campocavallo, whose feast day happens to be the day of my birth.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Roving Reporter #112: Museum of the Covo

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
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Roving Reporter #112 – A Special Offering for the Madonna in Italy ( 04min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Every year in the town of Campocavallo, Italy, there’s a festival on the first Sunday in August called “The Festival of the Covo.”  For the past 70 years, a group of dedicated lay people have constructed a religious sculpture to honor the miraculous image of the Madonna of Campocavallo, and have processed the sculptures through the streets of the town with much festivity.  The sculptures are very unique: they’re often larger than the size of a large automobile, and they’re constructed out of steel and wood and the grain from the local fields.

The sculptures from the past few years have been particularly beautiful.  They’re replicas of famous churches from around the world.  Recently, Friar Terrance had the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Covo and film some of these artistic treasures.

Ave Maria!

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