21 October 2016 -- Delegation celebrates the Feast of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary.

10/21/16: Feast of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary. The Day was chosen by St. Pope John Paul II at the time of the Beatification not to coincide with the birthday or death day of the Emperor, but to be the day of the marriage of Emperor Karl and the Venerable Princess Zita of Borbone-Parma - a union that personifies love and enduring commitment in a relationship and the sharing of that love for all time with all peoples and in public service to humanity. 

Our Delegation will offer a Mass today to the memory of the Emperor. Our Chaplain, Cav, Rev. Monsignor Joseph Ambrosio will celebrate a Liturgy of Blessed Karl at 7 PM tonight at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Oliver Street, Newark, NJ.

19 October 2016 -- Delegation Mourns the death of Sir Sigmund Sternberg, 95.

10/19/16: The US Delegation mourns the death of one of the most influential international members and our confratello of the UK Delegation, Sir Sigmund Sternberg. Sir Sigmund, a leading international figure in interfaith dialogue and reconciliation, and Templeton Prize recipient, was a brother member as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I of the Two Sicilies, bestowed by His Royal Highness. He died in London today at age 95. May his memory be Blessed. Our condolences are extended to his family and to the members of our UK-Ireland Delegation.

6 October 2106 -- Delegation mourns the death of Grand Chancellor HE Marchese don Aldo Pezzana Capranica del Grillo.

10/6/16: The Delegation mourns the death of former long time Grand Chancellor, HE Marchese don Aldo Pezzana Capranica del Grillo. Marchese del Grillo served three generations of Grand Masters with dedication, honor and loyalty, TRH Prince Rainiere, Prince Ferdinando and Prince Carlo. May our brother Rest in peace.

19 September 2016 -- A joyous feast of San Gennaro to all confratelli and friends

9/19/16: Happy Feast of San Gennaro to all our members and friends who celebrate the solemnity of the Patron Saint of Naples and protector of all Neapolitans of the Diaspora. TRH Prince Carlo and Princess Camilla along with HRH Princess Beatrice of the Two Sicilies joined Neapolitans in the Capital to witness the Liquefication of the Blood of the Saint at the Cathedral with the Cardinal Archbishop, the Regional President of Campania and the Mayor of Naples. TRH then proceeded along the processional route to the Spaccanapoli section and the Basilica of Santa Chaira where they honored the Sovereigns of the Two Sicilies. TRH were enthusiastically welcomed by tens of thousands of joyous Neapolitans happy that the Royal Family was celebrating the greatest day of the Neapolitan calendar.

Saturday the 27th August declared a National Day of Mourning in Italy for the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake

26-08-2016 -- This Saturday the 27th has been declared a National Day of Mourning in Italy for the victims of the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo, the Marche and Lazio areas in particular.  To date, there are 250 confirmed dead and the number is sadly expected to rise. Hundreds more have been injured and thousands displaced.  

The faithful town of Amatrice, once the home of 8,000 inhabitants in 1860, when it was a thriving regional center of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, is almost obliterated.  After  the invasion by the Piedmontese forces in 1860, the town was a center for national resistance and remained loyal to the house of Bourbon during decades of military occupation and martial law.  Industries were closed and agrarian production restricted which resulted in the forced decimation of the population by migration.  Schools were ordered closed for over a decade to begin a process of  "re-education" and many of the male population imprisoned or exiled. It ceased to be a regional center but the loyalty remained.   The pre earthquake population hovered at about 2000 people. 

On Saturday, all are encouraged to offer an "Hail Mary" for all the victims.  Chaplains of the Order in the US Delegation are requested by His Royal Highness and by His Eminence our Grand Prior  to remember the victims in their Stational Masses on the National Day of Mourning.  

 

Delegation Chaplain offers Mass on the Feast of St Helena

8/18/16: Our Delegation Chaplain offered Mass today on the Feast of St Helena, for the intentions of all our Dames. The Feast of St Helena will be a focal point for us as a Delegation to highlight the extraordinary contributions of women in the Order, our Church as well as the history of the Two Sicilies. As I said in the email distribution on our ConstantinianOrderUSA.org email letter, we owe so much to the actions of St Helena in the establishment of religious tolerance in the Roman Empire and the location of the True Cross. Without St Helena, there would have been no Emperor St. Constantine the Great.

Chancellor announces the death of distinguished Confratello, His Grace Maj. Gen. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, KG, KGCVO, KCB, the 6th Duke of Westminster.

8/9/16: The Delegation mourns the sudden death today of our esteemed distinguished Confratello, His Grace Maj. Gen. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, KG, KGCVO, KCB, the 6th Duke of Westminster. His Grace was a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I of the Two Sicilies since 2003. We extend our condolences to Her Grace the Dowager Duchess, to HG the 7th Duke of Westminster, Hugh Cavendish Grosvenor and to the Duke's daughters and sons in law.

Chancellor announces the death of Cav. Nicholas Julian Bartilucci

7/18/16: I am saddened to report that the Lord has called back overnight one of our esteemed and dedicated members, Cav. Nicholas Julian Bartilucci, PE, a Knight of Merit. I have conveyed the condolences of His Royal Highness, our Delegate John Viola and all our members to his wonderful wife, Joan and to the children. Nick was a brilliant engineer and founded one of the pre-eminent firms on Long Island. He served our country in the services, his community of Laurel Hollow and was faithful to our Order to the end. May St George welcome him through the gates of Paradise where he will be in the company of Sts Helena and Constantine the Great. IHSV

United States Delegation was proudly visible on the occasion of the great Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

7/16/16: The United States Delegation was proudly visible on the occasion of the great Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. His Majesty King Ferdinando II provided a crown at the Carmel in Naples to designate the Madonna the Spiritual Queen of Naples. The Delegation was represented at the Midnight Mass at OL of Mt Carmel in East Harlem, NYC and at the Noon Mass at OL of Mt Carmel in Newark followed by the Procession through the North Ironbound Neighborhood of the city, headed by HE the Most Rev Arthur Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson, and descendant of the Two Sicilies' Diaspora. 

Our Delegate and Cavs. Sant'Elia, Napoli, Gangone attended the East Harlem Mass and our Delegate, me, and Chaplains Msgrs. Ambrosio and Hynes were at the Newark Mass. 

Our Delegation: Visible and Active!

Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie expresses his sympathy to the families of the victims of the rail tragedy in Puglia

7/12/16: His Royal Highness Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, on behalf of the Royal Family and the Order has expressed his sympathy to the families and friends of the victims of the Rail tragedy in Puglia in a very personal and touching message. HRH has further directed the Order in Italy to undertake assistance to the victims' families, especially the children of the deceased.

HRH the Hereditary Princess Maria Carolina di Borbone, appointed Honorary President of the Two Sicilies Committees

6/26/16: The delegation representing the Comitati Due Sicilie (CDS) the regional assembly of representatives of all the regions of the Two Sicilies will on June 27th, be presenting HRH the Hereditary Princess, Maria Carolina di Borbone, Duchess of Calabria and of Palermo with the dignity of Honorary President of the Two Sicilies Committees to continue her preparation as Hereditary Princess. The announcement was released this evening in Naples to coincide with a visit by the Royal Family this weekend to Nola and Naples.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala awarded the Constantinian Order

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu

6/16/16: The Delegation is pleased to announce that an extraordinary leader of the Western Hemisphere joins the Order as one of our newest members. His Royal Highness Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie was graciously pleased to confer the insignia of Dame of the Royal Order of Francis I of the Two Sicilies on Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala; whose trailblazing efforts for peace and reconciliation in her country has captured the imagination of the world. Dama Rigoberta Menchu's work and sacrifice on behalf of human rights and the protection of indigenous populations has won the acclaim and recognition of His Royal Highness. The investiture was held in Monaco

HRH the Duchess of Castro recieves the 2016 Jam Vision Award for Peace in Monaco.

6/13/16:  The US Delegation congratulates HRH Princess Camilla di Borbone of the Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro on receiving the 2016 Jam Vision Award for Peace in Monaco.  The presentation was made by Nobel Peace Price Laureate Rigoberta Menchu in the presence of HSH Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco.  The award is in recognition of the herculean efforts of HRH in the area of international tolerance and understanding for all groups especially minorities.  HRH has been in the vanguard of minority protections as well as rights of women and children in conflict areas.  It follows the 2016 Women for Peace Award at the UN in March. at which the Order was in attendance.

HRH international good works are recognized the world over and it is important for us to acknowledge the leadership role which our Order has taken on the international stage  in the recognition and protection of human rights and dignity.   

Complimenti Altezza Reale!