Presentation on theme: "San Who…? La Festa di San Gennaro Il Patrono di Napoli (Patron Saint of Naples)"— Presentation transcript:
San Who…? La Festa di San Gennaro Il Patrono di Napoli (Patron Saint of Naples)
Whats a Patron Saint? A patron saint is an individual who is contributed with protecting or saving a town from some type of natural disaster, such as plague or famine Patron saints usually have some type of shrine dedicated to them. In San Gennaros case, we have two: Basilica of Naples/Church in Pozzuoli
Why do people have patron saints? Whats the purpose? 1. 2. 3. Why is Gennaro considered Naples saint? Protects town from …….
Il Vesuvio! Protects people of Naples from eruption But how does he do that?? Scuderia Vesuvio
History of San Gennaro: Punti Importanti Gennaro was Bishop of Benevento in the third century A.D. Was beheaded in 305 by the Roman Emperor Diocletian – His remains and some of his blood were collected and kept by a woman In 1313, the miracle of his blood liquefying occurred for first time, after that his remains were brought to Naples, later moved to Pozzuoli