History of Santa Domenica

History of Santa Domenica

Domenica, daughter of Arsenia and Doroteo, was born in 287 d.c. in Tropea, Calabrian city, when in Rome reigned Diocletian Augustus. From a young age, she showed a great adherence to Christian principles and a predilection for the poor. She consecrated her virginity to Christ Jesus, oblivious to the enticements of the world, which also proved so sensitive to his angelic beauty. Probably, because of her refusal to marry, she was reported to the Emperor. At that time, the persecution ordered by Diocletian  ... Read more
History of the Festival

History of the Festival

Opening of the cabinet of Saint Domenica: until a few decades ago, the three keys of the cabinet of Saint Domenica were preserved, respectively, by the Archpriest, by the Mayor and the Vice-Chairman of the Committee Patron Saint. Legend of the apparition of Santa Domenica. The Scorranese popular sensibility, often nourished by fancy, trendy myth, religiosity, sometimes even fear, is appropriate event of the apparition on the walls of Saint Domenica to liberate the country from the scourge of plague  ... Read more
History of the Lights

History of the Lights

One aspect of the religious festivals that characterize the South of Italy is given by the constant presence of the lights . Then, there are the fireworks and musical bands that, with stalls and rides (amusement park) , constitute the irreplaceable elements of the feast. There is also a procession of the Saint, accompanied by a religious complex program concerning to the liturgical celebration of the feast, and that at the base of its also civil motivation; but they are elements , the latter, which  ... Read more