CREMONA – The charity lunch organised by the young vicariate of Cremona was held on 4th March, one year since it was established. This young but active vicariate also made use of the event to celebrate the first phase of its activities by drawing up a highly positive summary, which includes implementation of several charity initiatives and the great satisfaction of the Vicar, Knight Dr. Amedeo Ferri.
Mass was held, before lunch, at the Church of Saints Margherita and Pelagia by the Spiritual Director of the vicariate, and was attended by many brothers along with vicars of the delegation of Lombardy and Brescia, Pavia, Bergamo, Como and Verona and by the Delegate.
Lunch took place in the prestigious setting of Palazzo Trecchi, which was built in the late 15th century and renovated in the mid-1800s in a refined Neo-Gothic style. The building’s guests in the course of its long-standing history include Charles V, Federico Gonzaga, Christina of Denmark, Maximilian of Austria and Cardinal Medici.
The meeting, which was organised to collect new funds for an important local project to be implemented in 2018, as specified in the last chapter by His Royal Highness, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, witnessed the participation of over forty invitees, and led to the collection of a large sum to be allocated for charity.
The main project to which the Lombardy delegation has decided to assign the donations collected by the vicariate in 2018 is the expansion of the Healthcare Residential Facility for the Disabled, Casa OFTAL, in Montebello della Battaglia (PV).
The event held in Cremona marked a friendly festive moment that recorded the participation of many as a sign of a common commitment. Moreover, new synergies have enabled the vicariate to appear with renewed energy to face goals established by the Lombardy delegation for 2018.