Sunday Live in Abruzzo: Celestine V: His Life and Legacy

Join LifeInAbruzzo  for a Zoom or Facebook live chat  with special guest Ingrid Paardekooper (In Abruzzo) to discover the Abruzzese Pope,  Celestine V: His Life and Legacy

If you missed the presentation you can view the presentation here!



The presentation will be in English, Dutch and Italian questions welcome!

Sunday 26th April, 5.15 pm CET, 4.15 pm BST, 11,15 am EDT

In a presentation of about 40 minutes Ingrid will tell you about the extraordinary life of Pietro da Morrone, a hermit who became pope Celestine V when he was over eighty years old. We follow him in his constant search of tranquillity and seclusion in the mountains of Abruzzo. We learn about the religious and political circumstances that led to his election as pope and what happened then. At the end you will understand the influence this man has had on famous people like Pope Benedict XVI and why the name of Celestine V pops up so often in Abruzzo.

Ingrid  was a teacher of Latin and Greek and a vice principal at a ‘gymnasium’ (the Dutch name for Liceo Classico) in The Hague for more than 20 years. In her free time she travelled through almost every region in Italy, until she had a sabbatical in 2012 and worked at la Porta dei Parchi in Anversa degli Abruzzi. She fell in love with the the village, its people and Abruzzo in general and started writing about Abruzzo, when she discovered that there was hardly any information on this beautiful region in Dutch. She writes on Facebook , on her website and in 2017 her cultural guide on Abruzzo, the first in Dutch, was published.

How to Join

To join the chat simply go to the Life in Abruzzo Facebook page and the chat will play automatically on Sunday 26th April at

5.15 pm CET, 4.15 pm BST, 11,15 am EDT or join via Zoom

Topic: Sunday Live in Abruzzo: Celestine V: His Life and Legacy
Time: Apr 26, 2020 05:15 PM London

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Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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