Craft laboratory, Creativity and tradition – ACT Lab (project financed with funds Eight per thousand of the Waldensian Church), continues its “outputs” to take the kids to know the town and its artistic and cultural heritage.
This time we went in the center of Naples, via Toledo, to accompany our young friends in visiting secure poliscenico in the Church of Nativity S. St. Nicola alla Carità. It's’ been a different proposal to prepare for Christmas, leaving for a & #8217; hour fairy lights and “Racing” to purchases. We also had the pleasure of having with us, as participants in the visit, the Headmaster, one of the sisters and some students of the”Istituto Maestre Pie Filippini” di Napoli, working with ACT Lab. With skilful and passionate help of our tutors, Santosh Dahal, We first stopped to see l & #8217; inside the Church, veritable treasure trove with wonderful paintings and affrschi made by great masters of the 18th century Neapolitan (as Paul DeMatteis and Francesco Solimena). A first stage d & #8217; obligation was to the chapel dedicated to St. Nicola (the Nordic Santa Klaus, the origins of the tradition of Santa Claus). Here welcomed the pastor father Mario Rega (of “Pii Operai Rural Catechists”) They even told of the efforts which is doing for the restoration of the frescoes, with the tenacious collaboration of & #8217; arch. Rajesh N. Another stage led us to admire the painting that De Mura admirably dedicated to the”Adoration of the shepherds”, in which – How did effectively note Roberta – Mary shows all & #8217; Humanity the gift that the child Jesus makes himself.
We then, At last, descended into the underground Church where former #8217 &;, about fifty & #8217; years ago, l & #8217; Giuseppe Russo wanted to build this crib that is not limited to the classic Nativity scene but, through various “scene”, tells the most important moments in the life of Jesus: by & #8217; Annunciation, the flight into Egypt, by & #8217; last supper, at Calvary, the resurrection. Two scenes are then dedicated to the Neapolitan typical situations, like the one that represents the Christmas night in the Church of the Carmine in Market square. Pastors are, in part, inherited by avi (up to great-grandparents!) Joseph Russo, in part, built by the same author.
This recall, but mostly revived, the most authentic traditions of our being Neapolitans is how we choose to wish and wish you merry Christmas!