The ship of the heart, also this year, will sail from the port of Castellammare di Stabia to Marina Piccola to give a special day in Sorrento to the young guests of the Bartolo Longo Educational Center of the Shrine of Pompeii

Continue for the third consecutive year, the joint initiative “La Nave del Cuore”, offered by the shipping company AliLauro Gruson that, tomorrow, May 16, at 15, will sail from the port of Castellammare di Stabia to reach Marina Piccola di Sorrento .

The mini cruise is dedicated to the many young people with difficult and uncomfortable stories, guests of the works of charity of the Shrine of Pompeii. On board the boys will be welcomed by the band “Bartolo Longo-Città di Pompei”, “Mosè Mascolo” of Sant’Antonio Abate, “I corallini” of Torre del Greco and the group of majorettes “Le sailors”, to give life to a real feast that includes the participation of the archbishop of Pompeii, Tommaso Caputo, and the commander of the Port Authority of Castellammare di Stabia, Guglielmo Cassone.

An afternoon spent on the ship in continuity with the charisma of our founder – explained Filippo Rizzo, director of the Bartolo Longo Center and organizer of the event – is a way to give our young people a moment of fun, but also to remind everyone that in Pompeii, charity does not know stops “.

Once in Sorrento, the mayor Giuseppe Cuomo and the other first citizens of the towns of the Sorrento Peninsula, together with representatives of other institutions, will give their personal welcome to the children of the Marian educational centers who, for the occasion, will donate handmade ceramics , on which are depicted the Madonna di Pompei, the Blessed Bartolo Longo and the Nave del Cuore, in memory of the day.

“The ship of the heart” is a praiseworthy initiative that makes us proud. We wish these children so much luck, so that life will smile on them, after all “in front of the sea, happiness is a simple idea”.

C. G.