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Bonfire For Our Lady

In San Benedetto del Tronto
In San Benedetto del Tronto

Partying with the Tipi Loschi at Santa Lucia, their clubhouse on a hill overlooking San Benedetto del Tronto, and the Adriatic Sea. Marco Sermarini writes:

Tonight’s the night when Holy House of Our Lady was brought flying by angels to Loreto. All the hobbits are in Santa Lucia to make a big fire to warm the air in honor of Our Beloved Lady of Loreto. It lasts since centuries – the Holy House came to Loreto at the end of XIII Century It’s a tradition of my town and my region, praying the Holy Rosary, singing and eating a sort of good pancake.

Sounds like the Benedict Option is going quite nicely in San Benedetto del Tronto. This is what I mean when I say the Tipi Loschi have the Ben Op worked out well: they fast and they feast, and they celebrate with bonfires and pancakes and prayers.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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