Church of Saints Paolino and Donato in Lucca - Photo ©Sailko
Symbols, signs and relics
The Bishop San Paolino, Lucca

The mortal remains of the first bishop of Lucca, rediscovered in the 13th century, are found in the precious urn placed behind the high altar of the Basilica Minor of Saints Paulinus and Donatus in Lucca. On the occasion of the patronal feast of the city, July 12, the community goes to the presbytery to pay homage to Saint Patronus. The evening before, the evocative Luminara takes place, which, departing from the churchyard of the Basilica di San Michele, arrives in San Paolino where the Motet composed for the occasion is performed. The celebrations finish on the evening of the day dedicated to the Saint with offers of oil for the lamp of San Paolino by one of the municipalities of the province of Lucca.


Fonti: Belli Barsali I., Guida di Lucca, Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore, Lucca, 1970 e

Via S. Paolino, 49, 55100 Lucca LU, Italia
Lucca (LU)
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Don Lucio Malanca
333 3375372
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