The celebration of La Festa dei Ceri would not be possible without the continued support of the Jessup community and our friends and family in Gubbio, Italy. We host a number of community, family-friendly events each May and throughout the year. Your support goes a long way to help us preserve this beloved tradition for generations to come.
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Hang your flags
Hang your flags or "Stendardi" for the month of May to show your pride in the saint you carry. Notice the flags have more similarities than differences though., much like the uniforms.
On May 13, from 4-5 PM The Scranton Times will be going around Jessup taking photos of the flags and the people.
Light a torch or candle
May 15,16, 23 from 8-9 PM
Light a candle or torch in your yard or on your porch to honor those who perished from the virus, all our past runners and to show solidarity with our beloved Saints!
In Gubbio this tradition started over 900 years ago as a sign of solidarity when under attack. Now , its symbolic of the light that shines bright finishing at the tomb of S. Ubaldo.
This year, its symbolic of our struggles and in complete solidarity with our family across the ocean! All our light will end up at his feet!
6AM: The S. Ubaldo Society will place a large candle in the foyer of the chapel with the front doors open (signifying the Alzata in Gubbio). Oh Lume della fede will be sung via FB LIVE
At 11.30AM: Signifying the start of the Corsa dei Ceri) Oh Lume della fede will be sung via FB LIVE
At 2.30P: (signifying the end of the corsa and arrival at the basilica) Oh Lume della fede will be sung via FB LIVE
EVENING: the VOICES OF THE VALLEY will be putting together a collage of them singing both OH LUME DELLA FEDE AND FAZZOLETTO
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