Santa Trofimena 2015 in Minori, Programme of the solemn celebrations in honor of Santa Trofimena V. e M.
The Santa Trofimena Feast takes place in Minori, Amalfi Coast. Trofimena's hagiographical history is unfortunately contorted. The key legend says she was martyred while still a young girl in the town of Patti in Sicily, around the age of 12 or 13 by her own father because she wanted to be baptised and embrace Christianity. A story is told of a vision of an angel who announced her consecration to Christ and imminent martyrdom, and advised against wedding plans already advanced by her family. After death, Trofimena's body is hidden protectively in an urn and thrown into the sea, the current taking it to the coast of Salerno in southern Italy, and directly to the town of Minori.
Today, Trofimena's relics are housed in the basilica in Minori. An ancient church of Trofimena still exists in Salerno where some of her relics (the top of her skull) are preserved. In modern day New York emigrants from Minori have erected a chapel to Trofimena and have a copy of the statue that is carried in procession as part of the celebrations as Patroness of Minori.
Three feast days honour Trofimena in the religious calendar of Catholic saints. July 13, November 5 and November 27.
5 November is the celebration of the original discovery of her relics on the beach of Minori in the 700s.
The 27 November celebration marks the rediscovery of the reliquary urn in the late 18th century.
The 13 July has become the most important festival as it falls during the summer and commemorates an important miracle. Minori was being attacked from the sea by Arab pirates. Villagers invoked the intercession of Trofimena who on a lovely summer day summoned up a terrible tempest that shipwrecked the attacking horde.
Programme of Santa Trofimena Feast 2015
Friday November 27 2015
Hour 04.30 The relics were found
Hour 05.30 Singing of the Office of Readings, after singing of the Te Deum in pastoral tone
Hour 06.00 Holy Mass
Hour 09 - 10.30 Holy Mass in pastoral tone
Hour 18.00 Solemn Pontifical Mass by Mons Rev.ma. Orazio Soricelli, Archbishop of Amalfi - Cava de 'Tirreni.
The choir "Friends of St. Francis" conducted by Maestro Candido Del Pizzo, will liven up the celebration. After the procession of the statue on the square in front of Santa Trofimena and announcement of Christmas.
For more detailed information please visit: Santa Trofimena Feast 27 November
You can watch the celebrations of the celebrations and solemn procession of Santa Trofimena live streaming on the website www.santatrofimena.it