The grandest yearly public festival of the Sardinians is the four day series of processions, Masses and public events from May 1st through 4th each year in Cagliari for Saint Efisio, Roman soldier and martyr.Penitents walk barefoot in local costume with candles in hand to prepare the way for the saint.
Don Luca, Don Federico and Don Fabrizio accompanied me to the evening procession through the streets of Calgiari to the church of Saint Efisio where the festivities concluded with the arrival of the statue of the saint and the celebration of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction with an overflow crowd of enthusiastic adherents arriving from throughout the Sardinian island in devotion to this most important patron of Cagliari.
Left to right: Don Fabrizio, Don Luca e Don Roberto
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