Nizza Monferrato (Italy). From 24 to 26 September 2021 the journey – pilgrimage Mor… Nizza will take place, from Nizza Monferrato (AT) to Mornese (AL), organized by the l’ Historical Archive of Our Lady of Grace House of Nizza Monferrato of Mary Help of Christians Province (IPI), in collaboration with local Associations.
The initiative was born in 2017 with the aim of retracing the journey undertaken in 1879 by Mother Mazzarello with the first Daughters of Mary Help of Christians from Mornese, the Foundation House, to Nizza Monferrato, the Motherhouse of the Congregation.
In the 2021 edition, 150 years after Don Bosco’s first visit to Nizza Monferrato on 21 August 1871, the pilgrimage will take place on the hills around Nizza, recalling the autumn walks over the hills that he often took with his young people, a sort of itinerant oratory.
The program includes, on 24 September, the Eucharistic Celebration for the beginning of the pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in Nizza Monferrato, presided over by Fr. Egidio Deiana, Salesian of Don Bosco of the Special Circumscription of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta Mary Help of Christians (ICP). The parish group of Castelletto Molina (AT) and the Don Bosco Choir of the Sanctuary will animate the celebration. In the evening, Fr. Egidio Daiana will introduce “Don Bosco’s autumn walks”.
On 25 September, the participants in the Mor… Nizza will leave from the Institute of Our Lady of Grace in Nice for the autumn walk among the rows of Nizza Monferrato. The day will end with a missionary evening in which the Salesian missions and the projects of the Association will be presented of the Corumbà Onlus of Nizza Monferrato to support the Mission at Corumbà in Brazil.
The parish priest of Nizza Monferrato, Fr. Paolino Siri, who will participate in the pilgrimage journey, will celebrate the closing Mass of the initiative on 26 September.
The walk will take place in compliance with health regulations, with the use of the face mask and the observance of interpersonal distancing. For other events, except Eucharistic celebrations, the Green Pass is required.