CORSICA – BASTIA – Archiconfrerie St. Joseph

Saint Joseph is the patron saint of Bastia. The townsfolk have a particular devotion to this saint who is honored for his role as protector of the family. A whole neighborhood (located south of the city) proudly carries his name. ‘San Ghjisè’ (so that the they say in Bastia) is particularly picturesque, with its houses with slate roofs, its atmosphere, its shopping street where we happily case, the parish church was built in the seventeenth century, its streets where one crosses at each step a familiar figure. The Feast of St. Joseph on March 19, bringing in the neighborhood of a large crowd. High Mass celebrated by the bishop of Corsica (which is especially Ajaccio for the occasion) or a high ecclesiastical dignitary, is of particular solemnity. Members of the Brotherhood of St. Joseph (one of the most Important Bastia), dressed and masked in blue and black, this president particularly fervent religious office and collected, which the townsfolk attend in large numbers. The statue of St. Joseph is carried triumphantly in procession through the streets and alleys. Very popular, the Feast of St. Joseph falls strongly in Bastia tradition, that is really an important time in the life of the city.

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  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 34,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: France
  • Available: no
  • Location: CORSICA - BASTIA, France