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Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonaria
(Cagliari, Italy)

On April 24, 1870, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the arrival of the Virgin Mary, the statue delta Virgin was crowned in a solemn ceremony by decree of the Vatican Chapter. On this occasion the Pope St. Pius X sent his apostolic blessing, stating that this was the day for the liturgical celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Bonaria.

Festivals and Events

The first Sunday in July, finally, we celebrate the summer festival in honor of Our Lady of Bonaria. It 'a popular festival, founded by some young veterans of the war fought against the Austrians in 1866. On this occasion, the whole city is mobilized. The statue of the Virgin Mary, Patroness of Sailors, leaves the house, and crossing Viale Bonaria between two wings of cheering people head towards the port where salt on a tugboat along with the clergy, and many of the faithful, placed on other boats, they follow the boat leading the Lady. Together they tour the wide gulf of Angels. Once off from a military helicopter are thrown overboard laurel wreaths - precedentetnente blessed - in memory of the fallen of all wars. Then return to Bonaria, where the Archbishop concludes the celebrations with a speech and blessing. 
 
These three festivals always attract a huge number of faithful from every part of Sardinia. It 'a wonderful spectacle that offered by this pious and devout people, who with great sacrifice, especially in the past, embark on their pilgrimage to pray at Mary's feet, get under her maternal protection, seek help for their loved ones and give thanks. 
 

Basic Information

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Ecclesiastical status: Church
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Address: Piazza Bonaria 09125 Cagliari Cagliari, Italy
Coordinates: 39.208713, 9.124875
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Hours: 6:30am to 12:00pm; 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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