Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is the northernmost province in the Italian region of Piedmont. It was created in 1992 through the fusion of three geographical regions, part of the Province of Novara; the area flanking the western shore of Verbano forms the eastern part of the province. The ISO code for the province is VB; the province has a total population of some 160,000, distributed over an area of 2,255 square kilometres, with the biggest population centres being its capital Verbania on the shores of Lago Maggiore, Domodossola the main town of the Ossola, Omegna at the northern end of Lago d’Orta. There are 77 comuni in the province; the largest by population are: In 2003, the Sacred Mountain of Domodossola and the Sacred Mountain of Ghiffa were inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List. The top eight countries of origin of the inhabitants of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola with foreign citizenship at December 31, 2010 were: Ukraine 1724 Morocco 1402 Romania 1233 Albania 770 China 737 Senegal 429 Germany 315 Switzerland 219 Official website Portale del Lago Maggiore - a portal run by the local Trading Chamber Official web site for European Sacred Mountains
Cannero Riviera, is a comune with a population of 973 and an area of 14.46 square kilometres in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region of Piedmont. The settlement is situated on the western shore of Lago Maggiore. Cannero Riviera borders the following municipalities: Aurano, Oggebbio, Trarego Viggiona; the 19th-century politician Massimo D’Azeglio spent his last years in his villa here. Media related to Cannero Riviera at Wikimedia Commons Castelli di Cannero ISTAT data recorded on January 1st 2011, show that there were 107 foreign residents, as follows: Greek 420 German 27 Bangladeshi 16 Brazilian 10 altri 12 Most demographics and other statistics sourced from the Italian statistical institute Istat. Www.cannero.it/ Official Tourism Gateway Lake Maggiore Official Tourism Gateway Cannero Riviera
Bognanco, population about 250, is a commune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located in an Alpine valley about 120 kilometres northeast of Turin to the west of Domodossola and on the border with Switzerland. Its municipal boundaries extend over an area of 58.1 square kilometres that ranges in elevation from 380 to 2,713 metres above sea-level and borders on the Italian communes of Antrona Schieranco, Domodossola and Trasquera, Zwischbergen in the Swiss canton Valais. The population is distributed between two main settlements, a number of hamlets, various isolated dwellings: the seat of the municipality is in San Lorenzo. Fonti was classified as a centro abitato. Less defined settlements were Graniga and Pizzanco. Localities whose population was subject to significant variation during the course of a year were Pioi, La Gomba, Vercengio. Morasco is described as a ‘special mountain nucleus’
Assumption of Mary
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church and Oriental Orthodoxy, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory"; this doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on 1 November 1950, in the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility. While the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church believe in the Dormition of the Theotokos, whether Mary had a physical death has not been dogmatically defined. In Munificentissimus Deus Pope Pius XII pointed to the Book of Genesis as scriptural support for the dogma in terms of Mary's victory over sin and death through her intimate association with "the new Adam" as reflected in 1 Corinthians 15:54: "then shall come to pass the saying, written, Death is swallowed up in victory".
The New Testament contains no explicit narrative about the death or Dormition, nor of the Assumption of Mary, but several scriptural passages have been theologically interpreted to describe the ultimate fate in this and the afterworld of the Mother of Jesus. In the churches that observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day celebrated on 15 August. In many countries, the feast is marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church; the Assumption was defined as dogma by the Catholic Church in 1950, when Pope Pius XII defined it ex cathedra in his Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus. The Catholic Church itself interprets chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation as referring to it; the earliest known narrative is the so-called Liber Requiei Mariae, which survives intact only in an Ethiopic translation. Composed by the 4th century, this Christian apocryphal narrative may be as early as the 3rd century. Quite early are the different traditions of the "Six Books" Dormition narratives.
The earliest versions of this apocryphon are preserved in several Syriac manuscripts of the 5th and 6th centuries, although the text itself belongs to the 4th century. Apocrypha based on these earlier texts include the De Obitu S. Dominae, attributed to St. John, a work from around the turn of the 6th century, a summary of the "Six Books" narrative; the story appears in De Transitu Virginis, a late 5th-century work ascribed to St. Melito of Sardis that presents a theologically redacted summary of the traditions in the Liber Requiei Mariae; the Transitus Mariae tells the story of the apostles being transported by white clouds to the deathbed of Mary, each from the town where he was preaching at the hour. The Decretum Gelasianum in the 490s declared some transitus Mariae literature apocryphal. An Armenian letter attributed to Dionysus the Areopagite mentioned the supposed event, although this was written sometime after the 6th century. John of Damascus, from this period, is the first church authority to advocate the doctrine under his own name.
His contemporaries, Gregory of Tours and Modestus of Jerusalem, helped promote the concept to the wider church. In some versions of the story, the event is said to have taken place in Ephesus, in the House of the Virgin Mary; this is a localized tradition. The earliest traditions say. By the 7th century, a variation emerged, according to which one of the apostles identified as St Thomas, was not present at the death of Mary but his late arrival precipitates a reopening of Mary's tomb, found to be empty except for her grave clothes. In a tradition, Mary drops her girdle down to the apostle from heaven as testament to the event; this incident is depicted in many paintings of the Assumption. Teaching of the Assumption of Mary became widespread across the Christian world, having been celebrated as early as the 5th century and having been established in the East by Emperor Maurice around AD 600. St. John Damascene records the following: St. Juvenal, Bishop of Jerusalem, at the Council of Chalcedon, made known to the Emperor Marcian and Pulcheria, who wished to possess the body of the Mother of God, that Mary died in the presence of all the Apostles, but that her tomb, when opened upon the request of St. Thomas, was found empty.
The Assumption of Mary was celebrated in the West under Pope Sergius I in the 8th century and Pope Leo IV confirmed the feast as official. Theological debate about the Assumption continued, following the Reformation, but the people celebrated the Assumption as part of the cult of Mary that flourished from the Middle Ages. In 1950 Pope Pius XII defined it as dogma for the Catholic Church. Catholic theologian Ludwig Ott stated, "The idea of the bodily assumption of Mary is first expressed in certain transitus-narratives of the fifth and sixth centuries.... The first Church author to speak of the bodily assumption of Mary, in association with an apocryphal transitus B. M. V. is St. Gregory of Tours." The Catholic writer Eamon Duffy states that "there is no historical evidence whatever for it." However, the Catholic Church has never asserted nor denied that its teaching is based on the apocryphal accounts. The Church documents are silent on this matter and instead rely upon other sources and arguments as the basis for the doctrine.
Psychologist Carl Jung, interested in archetypes and comparative religion, celebrated that the Catholic Church had elevated the Virgin Mary (whom
Predeal is a town in Brașov County, Romania. Predeal, a mountain resort town, is the highest town in Romania, it is located in the Prahova Valley at an elevation of over 1,000 m. The town administers three villages: Timișu de Jos and Timișu de Sus. Beginning in the 2000s, the area experienced a boom in construction, now many wealthy families own mountain retreats in Predeal. During the 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, it hosted the cross-country skiing and snowboarding competitions; the name Predeal is derived from the Slavic word predel, which means "border". Predeal is situated in the Centru development region of Romania, in the Prahova Valley, in the southern part of Brașov County. Neighboring towns include Azuga to the south, Bușteni to the southwest, Râșnov to the northwest and Brașov to the north; the town is mountainous, with the Piatra Mare mountains to the north, the Bucegi mountains to the southwest and the Postăvarul Massif to the northwest. The woods around Predeal have a rich and diversified fauna, including a high number of wild boars, European pine martens, foxes, gray wolves, squirrels, rabbits and heather cocks.
The town of Predeal is a well-known tourist destination in Romania in winter. Predeal has each with a difficulty grade. Most of them have snowmaking guns, some are fitted with floodlights and ski lifts; the slopes range from 790 metres to 2,243 metres. Some of the town's tourist attractions include the 3 Brazi Chalet, The Susai Chalet and The Poiana Secuilor Chalet. In close proximity to Predeal are several tourist destinations, including the Peleş Castle, Râșnov Citadel, Bran Castle, The Old Town of Brașov, Biserica Neagră and the Seven Ladders Canyon; the town has been certified as a climate resort by government decree due to the ionized air rich in ultraviolet radiation and the low atmospheric pressure. Because of this, Predeal is popular within the holistic healing community; the town is crossed by one national railway. Predeal is one of the cities which will be crossed by the future Bucharest – Brașov motorway. Strategia de dezvoltare a orașului Predeal Town map Pictures and landscapes from the Carpathian Mountains Predeal-alpine station, sensitive map
Brovello-Carpugnino is a comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres northeast of Turin and about 14 kilometres southwest of Verbania. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 607 and an area of 8.3 square kilometres. Brovello-Carpugnino borders the following municipalities: Armeno, Lesa, Massino Visconti, Stresa. Www.comune.brovellocarpugnino.vb.it/