Meetings, art and music for the Great family celebration: “Children are the hope”

“Children are the hope that makes a people reborn”, the sentence of Pope Francis at the center of the thirteenth edition of the Great Family Feast to be held this weekend in the streets, squares and buildings of the historic city center. The three-day celebration is promoted by the forum of family associations chaired by Agostino Maffi in synergy with the Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio.

“The family is that place where one is welcomed for who he is, where the truth of the self wins – the words of Maffi -. We do not imagine an ideal family where there are no limits and fragility, on the contrary we imagine a family that lives the difficulties of everyday life and in this we want to help ”. In the three days full of initiatives and meetings, problems and experiences related to family life will be highlighted, affirming the beauty of the family, not closed in on itself, but open and inserted into the community that surrounds it. The great family celebration – organized with the collaboration of the Municipality of Piacenza and the diocesan weekly Il Nuovo Giornale – will start on Friday with the round table focused on the theme “economy of Francesco” which will be held from 5.00 pm in the Panini Room of the PalaBanca events . The day after, a meeting dedicated to the family as a key to civil development and growth will be held at the Auditorium of the Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation. At 6.30 pm in the Cathedral there will be mass presided over by the Bishop Adriano Cevolotto. Afterwards, dinner under the arcades of Piazza Cavalli based on music with the performance of the “Moruzzi junior band”.

“An event where important issues are discussed and which allows us to get to know the Piacenza social fabric better – comments don Roberto Ponzini, director of the diocesan office for the pastoral care of marriage and the family -. An event at the end of the great year announced by Pope Francis dedicated to the family at the center ”. On Sunday there are many initiatives scheduled. From 10.30 am great expectation for the return of the Family Walk in memory of Luigi Gatti. Piergiorgio Visentin representing the Italian Sports Committee he explained that the event was born in collaboration with “Walk with the heart”: “The walk will be enriched by cultural moments thanks to the information that – during the walk – will provide Professor Valeria Poli on the historical monuments that characterize our city”.

During the day there will be various moments in which the Piacentine families will talk about each other. Between one testimony and another there will also be the dances and songs of the Peruvian community and the workshop dedicated to children by the “Il Carrozzone degli Artisti”. The party will close on Sunday evening with the show “The tailor of words” staged in the center of Piazza Cavalli by the actors of “Il Carozzone degli Artisti”. Mira Simi recalling Dostoevskij he said “Beauty will save the world and we will try”. The show dedicated to the importance of the meaning of words will be staged from 20.30.

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Meetings, art and music for the Great family celebration: “Children are the hope” – Libertà Piacenza