Within the framework of the cultural exchange that they carry out since 2012, from the Italo-Argentine Cultural Center of Chivilcoy, they were again in Messina – Sicily, holding meetings and cultural activities, from October 21 to 29.
Laura Boleso and Julián Maiello, representatives of the local entity, highlighted the importance of this visit to the cultural institution located in the south of the Italian peninsula, “with the aim of continuing to deepen our bonds of brotherhood and reciprocity, after the imperative global situation, we have sought to this end our return to that beautiful and cultured city in the province of Messina”.
“In our recent stay from 10/21/22 to the 29th of the same month, we have carried out various activities previously scheduled by Giuseppe Giunta together with other directors of that institution.”
In this sense, they published an article published on October 25 by the daily, 24 live.it Barcellona News, of that city, (Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto), which provides a summary of the activities carried out.
The article is titled: “Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto., in our city an Argentine delegation from the town of Chivilcoy (Province of Buenos Aires) will donate another replica of the Virgin of Luján” and states the following:
“A delegation from the Chivilcoy city cultural center returned to Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto after three years. the city of Longano, born from the relationship established between the director of the aforementioned Pro Loco Giuseppe Giunta and the president of the Italo-Argentine center of Chivilcoy, Laura Boleso”.
“The delegation made up of Laura Boleso and Julián Maiello herself has been holding cultural events in our town and other nearby cities since 10/21”.
“These activities were outlined by the president of the Pro Loco Salvatore Scilipoti, with the Operaria Mutual Aid Society chaired by Filippo Castellano and with the FilicusArte Cultural Association and its president Caterina Barresi”.
“On 10/27 the delegation will be invited to participate in the jury that will select among the exposed poems and will present the literary prize of the city of Falcone, occasion in which the organizers will honor the guests by delivering a plaque, in recognition to his cultural vocation and constant dedication to maintain the aforementioned cultural exchange between that city and our Sicily”.
“An equally significant and memorable event will take place on 10/29, the scheduled date for the delivery of the replica of the Virgin of Luján to the Parish of Santos Andrea and Vito, guided by Father Pietro Benenati. This event will be the repetition of what happened on 01/31/2015, the date on which the appropriate delegation donated an identical replica to the Sebastián Mártir parish, a simulation that our Pope Francis blessed in 2019.”
“Says Giuseppe Giunta, a commendable initiative born from the desire of Laura and Julián, has been this new donation of the image of the Virgin of Luján to the Parish of Santos Andrea and Vito. This desire arose because said Parish is located in the city that was formerly independent, that is, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto is the result of the union of two cities, Barcellona and Pozzo di Gotto”.
“After these and other activities, Laura and Julián, on Sunday 10/30, will leave for Rome, where Julián has contracted commitments related to his literary work, he will present his books, Giuseppe Garibaldi ‘Profile of a revolutionary’ and ‘The language of value – ambition, nostalgia and glory'”.
“Awaiting your soon return, we wish you the well-deserved success, with an affectionate hug.”
The Italo-Argentine Cultural Center of Chivilcoy, again in Messina-Sicily, Italy