San Silvestro Papa

December 31st is the Festa of San Silvestro Papa.  In Sora the parish began its celebrations at 8am with several loud bangs (fireworks), again at noon and at 6pm.  San Silvestro is the Pope who converted to Christianity the mother of the Roman Emperor Costantino and it is thanks to him that Italy and the world began a rapid acceptance of Christianity.
In the local Parish Church dedicated to San Silvestro in Sora there are several paintings from 1770, and the original baptismal font in a cupboard the door of which is painted with a 17th century baptism scene.  The Church also houses a painting of two local Martyrs, Santa Restituta and San Giuliano and the original cornerstone of the original monastery built on the site.  

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