Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
(photo by Nereo C.)
Entrance to the rectory, adjoining the deconsecrated church of San Rocco.
The two buildings were donated to the city in 1954 by Countess Margaret Nugent Laval, heir of Laval Nugent Earl of Westmeath (1777-1862), one of the heroes of the Austrian army of the Napoleonic era and of the first war of independence. He played an important role in liberating these lands from the French in 1813: indeed he signed the "Surrender Agreement" of the French barricaded in the castle of San Giusto, together with Admiral Thomas Fremantle. As often happens to so many visitors, the count fell in love with our city and after the war he bought and lived in the complex of the former church and rectory.
The two buildings were donated to the City with the obligation to convert the church back into a place of worship, and the parsonage into a place of education. Since then, perhaps because of the constraint imposed by the act of donation, the two buildings are in ruins and may even be.... haunted.
Pubblicato da rob a 8:44 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This map shows the borders of the Free Territory of Trieste and was published by the Viseglia Geographic Institute of Rome in 1953, following the increasing request from Italian public opinion for information on the institution of the Free Territory of Trieste, which is a thin coastal zone outreaching from Duino up to Quieto River close to Cittanova in Istria. Officially the Free Territory of Trieste, established on the 16th September 1947, had a Governor jointly appointed by Italy and Yugoslavia, while the United Nation Security Council granted its territorial integrity and its independence; an agreement on the Governor appointment was never found and the Territory was, until 1954, divided in two parts: Zone A (with Trieste), under the temporary administration of the Allied Military Government, and Zone B under the administration of the Yugoslavian Military Government. The border between the two zones was established along the southern part of the "Morgan Line", slightly south of Muggia.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The day dedicated to the Madonna of Health, 21 November, is associated with the heavy epidemic of cholera that hit Trieste and the Veneto region in 1849. Every effort was made by the health authorities to stop the spread of the disease that was already killing hundreds of victims, but to no avail. In that tragic period. the faith of the people of Trieste looked to the intercession of the Virgin, obtaining her help: the cholera stopped in the first days of November of the same year.
On 21 november 1849, after a high pontifical mass celebrated by Bishop Bartolomeo Legat, there was a huge procession, expressing the whole city's thanks to the Madonna.