Following my earlier post today, if you read the comments in the combox you will see that Barbara from San Vitale, three kilometres from Assisi in Italy has contacted us to let us know that the skull of St Vitalis of Assisi is safe and well and jealously guarded in their local church. Long may it continue. It seems they love him dearly there, and thank God for it.
So, a message to all you pilgrims, if you are going to Assisi ask your organisers to include San Vitale on the itinerary (it's only three kilometres from Assisi - you could walk it) to pay a visit to the venerated skull of the hermit Saint, another St Augustine, and yes, patron of genital diseases and STIs. Remember all who suffer from these illnesses, pray for purity and chastity for all of us, and remember a poor auctioneer and an actor in Hollywood who think they have his head!
I think I feel another Fraternity pilgrimage coming on ..... Pack the bags boys and girls, it will be a Rosary before the head, and coffee in the bars of San Vitale...to start with!
Guess what, just discovered, today is his feast day!! Happy feast day!