February 3, 2011
Fr. Prior Simon and the community were privileged to host for lunch today Abbot Giordano Rota, newly installed Abbot of the Abbey of Holy Trinity of Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy, along with officials and a delegation from the Province of Salerno. They are here in Washington near the end of a three-day Millenium Celebration of the Badia di Cava and its 1000 years of cultural and religious influence in southern Italy. A Messa Cantata, musical concerts and a round-table discussion were events scheduled at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the National Gallery of Art, the Casa Italiana, and the Italian Embassy during the three days of celebration.