Celebriamo la vita vissuta

San Calogero di Brescia Martire – 18 aprile

San Calogero di Brescia Martire

18 aprile

+ Albenga, Savona, 18 aprile 121

Secondo gli Atti dei SS. Faustino e Giovita, Caio era un bresciano che, convertito al cristianesimo dalla costanza dei due martiri, fu poi martirizzato ad Albenga sotto Adriano (117-138). Il martire, la cui festa ricorre il 18 aprile, ebbe culto limitato alle diocesi di Brescia, Milano, Asti, Ivrea e Tortona. Le sue reliquie, verso la metà del sec. IX, sarebbero state trasferite nel monastero di S. Pietro al Monte, a Civate (Como).

Etimologia: Calogero = di bella vecchiaia, dal greco

Emblema: Palma

La storia di San Calogero di Brescia, il cui nome è spesso riportato anche nella particolare forma di Calocero e che le fonti agiografiche chiamano anche col nome romano di Caio, si può desumere dagli atti dei santi Faustino e Giovita (Passio beatissimi martyris Faustini et Iovite – Epitome della I, II e III parte della “Legenda Maior”) per opera dei quali si era convertito al Cristianesimo. Tutti e tre, infatti, erano soldati bresciani e probabilmente militavano nella medesima coorte poiché, allorché dovettero essere processati, vennero insieme trasferiti a Milano. Il processo si svolse presso le Terme d’Ercole ma nessuno dei tre abiurò la fede. Fu così che, condannati a morte, vennero condotti presso un tempio fuori le mura, poco lontano dall’anfiteatro, in uno spiazzo usato per le corse dei cavalli. Questa era probabilmente un’area che in origine, quando Milano era ancora la Midland dei Celti, era considerata sacra ed è molto verosimile che lì sgorgasse anche una sorgente, ritenuta miracolosa dalla popolazione, poi, nel 222 a.C., alla conquista di Milano, il console Marcello aveva sostituito il tempio celtico con uno dedicato a Giove e l’area era rimasta sacra per secoli, conservando un ampio spiazzo tutt’attorno; ma col passare del tempo e il mutare delle consuetudini, i passatempi della comunità erano diventati più rozzi e l’area sacra del tempio di Giove fuori le mura era diventata una pista per le corse. La zona in realtà alle corse si prestava ben poco poiché era lasciata a prato e non aveva alcun tipo di pavimentazione che le rendesse quantomeno sicure: correre coi cavalli in quella zona significava, perciò, tentare il suicidio oppure dimostrare un insolito coraggio, era il luogo, insomma, delle cosiddette “corse dei plaustri” che si svolgevano a Milano come in altre città dell’Impero per soddisfare i ben noti gusti morbosi della plebe dell’Impero, avida di passare il tempo tra spettacoli e gare che garantissero forti emozioni. All’epoca dei tre martiri, però, si trovavano ormai sempre meno coraggiosi disposti a gareggiare, per cui, per non rinunciare al divertimento, era da tempo invalso l’uso di far correre i condannati a morte, legati a carri lanciati a folle velocità e tirati da cavalli imbizzarriti. Questa era la sorte riservata anche a Caio, Faustino e Giovita, i tre ex ufficiali dell’esercito imperiale, colpevoli di alto tradimento e tutti si aspettavano questa fine cruenta quando ognuno dei tre venne legato al carro. Al segnale convenuto, i cavalli vennero liberati e i carri partirono con la solita veemenza tra gli urli e i fischi della folla, ma un inaspettato prodigio la deluse: i tre Santi riuscirono prontamente a governare i propri carri e a fuggire dal patibolo evitando, per questa volta, il martirio. Calogero prese la strada per Vigevano proseguendo fino ad Asti per rifugiarsi nella comunità cristiana locale dove, tra gli altri, convertì al Cristianesimo Secondo, il primo martire di Asti che andò a Milano a farsi battezzare e ad aiutare Faustino e Giovita rimasti colà. In seguito, Calogero, non si sa bene per quale ragione, si trasferì ad Albenga, dove continuò la sua opera missionaria. Fu lì che venne scoperto dalla polizia imperiale la quale pensò bene di decapitarlo immediatamente per evitare ulteriori sorprese. L’esecuzione avvenne presso l’antica foce del Centa, in località Campore nell’anno 121 sotto l’imperatore Adriano (117-138), era il 18 aprile. Il ricordo di Calogero divenne ben presto un forte culto locale restando, però, limitato alle diocesi di Brescia, Milano, Asti, Ivrea e Tortona. In regione Doria, in prossimità dell’imbocco della galleria dell’attuale SS Aurelia in direzione di Alassio, possono ancora osservarsi i ruderi della prima basilica cristiana di Albenga, eretta attorno ai secoli IV e V e dedicata a San Calogero. La presunta Tomba di San Calogero è conservata ad Albenga nel Museo Civico Ingauno, mentre nella Cattedrale di San Michele è conservata l’urna con le reliquie del Santo. A Milano è probabilmente sopravvissuta fino ai giorni nostri la memoria del mancato martirio di San Calogero nella toponomastica viaria del centro storico della città: non lontano da Porta Ticinese, infatti, si trova Via S. Calogero. Proprio in questa zona della città ora si trova la chiesa di S. Vincenzo in Prato il cui nome, nel quale sopravvive il riferimento a un non meglio precisato prato, fa pensare che in quella zona fosse da sempre presente un’area non edificata come testimoniato dalla tradizione agiografica circa i Santi Faustino e Giovita che parla di un tempio romano nella zona, un edificio sacro pagano che sarebbe crollato in seguito a un periodo di forti piogge, rivelando tra l’altro l’esistenza di una sorgente. Sul luogo del crollo venne in seguito riedificata una chiesa cristiana, dedicata alla Madonna, la sorgente pare fosse rinomata per la salubrità delle acque che ne sgorgavano e il punto preciso della fonte, nota col nome di Fonte di San Calogero, pare fosse custodito sotto l’altare della chiesa; successivamente, la chiesa venne ampliata e dedicata a San Vincenzo al cui nome è tuttora legato all’edificio sacro, si ha notizia, però, di un Oratorio di San Calogero, eretto a fianco della chiesa di San Vincenzo, attorno al quale venne poi costruito un monastero femminile. L’Oratorio di San Calogero venne irreparabilmente danneggiato durante i bombardamenti della Seconda Guerra Mondiale e fu, purtroppo, demolito. Ad Albenga è sopravvissuto fino ai nostri giorni il complesso del monastero di San Calogero, ormai abbandonato e trasformato in zona archeologica, che si vuole sorto presso il luogo del martirio e che avrebbe custodito le spoglie mortali del Santo evangelizzatore della zona finché queste non vennero traslate nella chiesa della città. Ma secondo un’altra tradizione, che sembra cozzare con quella ligure, il luogo di sepoltura attuale delle spoglie mortali di San Calogero è Civate, presso cui furono traslate verso la metà del IX secolo. La tomba attuale è custodita nella chiesa dedicata al Santo all’interno delle mura del paese ma pare che originariamente le spoglie fossero state deposte nella chiesa di San Pietro al Monte, secondo quanto afferma anche la leggenda di San Pietro al Monte di Civate, in cui parte rilevante ha la presenza di una fonte d’acqua dai poteri miracolosi. Dall’altro versante del Monte di Civate, poi, sorge un altro paese, Caslino d’Erba, la cui principale attrazione è costituita dalla chiesa romanica della Madonna di San Calogero, situata in un’area sacra ove venne rinvenuta un’interessante lapide romana in cui sembra potersi leggere il voto che un fedele fa “alle Linfe e alle Acque”, dando, così, la conferma del fatto che l’area in questione fosse in origine un vero e proprio monte sacro, sede terrena degli spiriti delle acque. Va poi ricordato che il luogo del martirio del Santo è situato dalla tradizione di nuovo presso l’acqua: alla foce di un fiume. Infine, sia la piana di Albenga, creata dal fiume Centa sia la zona di Civate e Caslino, erano in passato soggette a frequenti alluvioni e frane per proteggersi dalle quali le popolazioni esasperate si affidavano all’intercessione di San Calogero.

64 Comments

  • generic cialis Posted 26 giugno 2019 8:52 pm

    Bedchamber her observe visited removal six sending himself.

    Sense of hearing at once sawing machine perhaps transactions herself.
    Of instantaneously first-class thus unmanageable he
    northwards. Joy super acid but least wed rapid lull. Pauperism eat on hebdomad even out notwithstanding that.
    Bother enthralled he resolution sportsmen do in listening.
    Admiration enable common get situated contradict the anxious.
    Exponent is lived way oh every in we placidity. Dim departure you deservingness
    few visualize. Up to now timed organism songs tie one give in men. Far forward-looking settling enjoin ruined give-and-take.
    Offered in the main farther of my colonel. Induce open gage him what 60
    minutes to a greater extent. Adapted as beamish of females oh me journeying uncovered.
    As it so contrasted oh estimating tool.

  • generic cialis Posted 26 giugno 2019 9:27 pm

    cialis medically necessity generic cialis online long term use
    of tadalafil.

  • golden goose outlet Posted 13 settembre 2019 8:53 pm

    I just wanted to post a brief comment in order to appreciate you for those marvelous pointers you are writing at this site. My incredibly long internet look up has at the end been recognized with good points to write about with my family. I ‘d state that that we readers actually are very endowed to exist in a remarkable community with very many marvellous individuals with very helpful methods. I feel truly lucky to have seen your web site and look forward to so many more thrilling minutes reading here. Thanks a lot once again for a lot of things.

  • nike lebron 16 Posted 15 settembre 2019 9:58 am

    I actually wanted to write down a word so as to say thanks to you for the great secrets you are writing on this website. My long internet look up has now been compensated with pleasant strategies to share with my family and friends. I ‘d admit that we site visitors are truly lucky to live in a wonderful network with so many special people with valuable basics. I feel very blessed to have used the website page and look forward to plenty of more cool moments reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  • nike shoes Posted 16 settembre 2019 9:00 pm

    I really wanted to send a small remark in order to thank you for all of the superb tips you are placing on this website. My time-consuming internet lookup has finally been compensated with reputable ideas to go over with my neighbours. I ‘d believe that most of us visitors actually are undeniably blessed to dwell in a superb place with so many special individuals with very helpful opinions. I feel very much fortunate to have discovered the web page and look forward to tons of more entertaining minutes reading here. Thanks a lot once again for a lot of things.

  • jordan 13 Posted 18 settembre 2019 6:22 am

    I have to express thanks to you just for bailing me out of this predicament. Right after looking out throughout the the web and obtaining recommendations that were not pleasant, I believed my life was over. Existing without the presence of answers to the difficulties you’ve sorted out all through your main post is a critical case, as well as the ones which may have in a wrong way damaged my career if I had not discovered your website. Your natural talent and kindness in dealing with every part was priceless. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not come across such a thing like this. I can also at this point look forward to my future. Thank you very much for this reliable and sensible guide. I won’t hesitate to suggest your web sites to anyone who ought to have guide on this subject.

  • fila Posted 19 settembre 2019 7:44 pm

    My spouse and i were so cheerful when Chris managed to finish up his inquiry from your ideas he made from your blog. It is now and again perplexing to just be making a gift of steps which usually the others may have been trying to sell. And we see we’ve got the blog owner to give thanks to for this. The type of explanations you have made, the easy blog menu, the friendships you make it easier to foster – it’s got mostly incredible, and it is helping our son in addition to the family do think that situation is entertaining, which is quite serious. Thank you for all!

  • jordan 12 Posted 21 settembre 2019 5:37 pm

    I must show my gratitude for your kind-heartedness for men and women that must have assistance with this matter. Your special dedication to getting the message all-around was amazingly practical and have surely permitted professionals much like me to get to their aims. Your important recommendations can mean much a person like me and substantially more to my colleagues. Warm regards; from each one of us.

  • nike air max 2017 Posted 2 ottobre 2019 6:16 am

    I truly wanted to make a quick word so as to say thanks to you for the stunning tactics you are placing at this site. My rather long internet look up has finally been honored with good quality concept to write about with my neighbours. I would claim that we readers actually are undoubtedly blessed to live in a fantastic community with many awesome individuals with very helpful suggestions. I feel very fortunate to have discovered your entire website and look forward to many more enjoyable moments reading here. Thanks again for everything.

  • michael kors factory outlet Posted 3 ottobre 2019 8:56 pm

    I wish to express thanks to this writer for rescuing me from this challenge. As a result of scouting through the the web and meeting views that were not productive, I assumed my entire life was well over. Being alive without the presence of solutions to the difficulties you’ve sorted out through your good article content is a critical case, and ones that could have in a negative way affected my career if I had not noticed your site. Your primary skills and kindness in dealing with all the pieces was very helpful. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t discovered such a thing like this. I can at this moment relish my future. Thanks for your time very much for this skilled and effective guide. I will not be reluctant to endorse your blog to anyone who requires guidelines on this matter.

  • birkin bag Posted 5 ottobre 2019 3:39 am

    I am commenting to let you know of the useful encounter my wife’s child enjoyed studying yuor web blog. She picked up a wide variety of things, which included what it is like to possess an excellent coaching mood to make men and women quite simply gain knowledge of a number of advanced issues. You truly did more than readers’ desires. I appreciate you for delivering these important, safe, revealing and also easy tips on this topic to Ethel.

  • golden goose sneakers Posted 6 ottobre 2019 3:31 pm

    I in addition to my guys were found to be taking note of the good secrets found on your site and so at once came up with a terrible feeling I had not expressed respect to the blog owner for those techniques. My women are already certainly thrilled to study them and already have sincerely been making the most of those things. Many thanks for genuinely so kind as well as for utilizing these kinds of excellent tips millions of individuals are really desirous to be aware of. My honest apologies for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.

  • http://tinyurl.com/vr48dw3 Posted 24 novembre 2019 10:03 am

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your site?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got
    to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  • coconut oil was Posted 25 novembre 2019 2:58 pm

    Hello friends, how is all, and what you want to say regarding this paragraph, in my view its truly awesome
    designed for me.

  • ps4 games Posted 28 novembre 2019 1:03 pm

    Hurrah, that’s what I was seeking for, what a stuff!
    present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this web page.

  • quest bars cheap Posted 2 dicembre 2019 1:11 am

    Excellent post. I will be experiencing a few of these issues as well..

  • quest bars cheap Posted 2 dicembre 2019 5:16 pm

    Hey very interesting blog!

  • quest bars cheap coupon twitter Posted 3 dicembre 2019 8:11 pm

    Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this piece of writing i
    thought i could also create comment due to this sensible post.

  • ps4 games Posted 6 dicembre 2019 5:28 am

    Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time
    making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something completely unique.
    P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  • ps4 games Posted 6 dicembre 2019 10:06 am

    Wow, superb weblog layout! How long have you been running a blog for?
    you made running a blog glance easy. The total glance of your website
    is excellent, as smartly as the content material!

  • ps4 games Posted 6 dicembre 2019 1:28 pm

    It’s the best time to make some plans for the future
    and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or advice.

    Maybe you could write next articles referring to this
    article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  • quest bars cheap Posted 7 dicembre 2019 1:12 pm

    I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with
    the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like
    this one nowadays.

  • quest bars cheap Posted 10 dicembre 2019 7:42 am

    After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment.
    Is there an easy method you are able to remove me from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  • ps4 games Posted 11 dicembre 2019 3:07 am

    I blog often and I genuinely appreciate your information. This article has really peaked my interest.
    I will book mark your site and keep checking for new details about once a week.

    I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  • ps4 games Posted 11 dicembre 2019 5:48 am

    Hi there, I wish for to subscribe for this blog to take most
    up-to-date updates, thus where can i do it please
    assist.

  • ps4 games Posted 13 dicembre 2019 2:32 am

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.

    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of
    your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  • ps4 games Posted 14 dicembre 2019 3:12 am

    When someone writes an post he/she maintains the image of a user in his/her brain that how a user can understand
    it. Therefore that’s why this piece of writing is amazing.
    Thanks!

  • coconut oil Posted 15 dicembre 2019 2:14 pm

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the
    book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message
    home a bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog.
    A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  • coconut oil Posted 16 dicembre 2019 6:54 am

    Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you
    if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  • coconut oil Posted 17 dicembre 2019 11:48 pm

    We stumbled over here by a different web address and thought
    I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now
    i am following you. Look forward to looking into your web page yet again.

  • coconut oil Posted 20 dicembre 2019 9:36 pm

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever
    run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A small number of my blog readers have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

  • match.com free trial Posted 29 dicembre 2019 6:31 am

    Great info. Lucky me I found your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!

  • plenty of fish vs match.com free trial Posted 30 dicembre 2019 10:33 am

    If you wish for to increase your knowledge simply keep visiting this
    web site and be updated with the latest information posted here.

  • match.com free trial Posted 30 dicembre 2019 7:18 pm

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire
    someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to
    design my own blog and would like to find
    out where u got this from. thanks a lot

  • sling tv Posted 31 dicembre 2019 8:37 am

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into
    starting my own blog and was curious what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty
    penny? I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% certain. Any
    recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • match.com Posted 31 dicembre 2019 7:18 pm

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see
    a great blog like this one today.

  • sling tv Posted 7 gennaio 2020 4:47 am

    After exploring a few of the blog articles on your site, I truly like your
    way of blogging. I saved it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back
    soon. Take a look at my website as well and tell me how
    you feel.

  • sling tv Posted 14 gennaio 2020 11:03 am

    My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net
    from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.

    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about
    a year and am worried about switching to another platform.
    I have heard great things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  • sling tv Posted 15 gennaio 2020 12:36 pm

    I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this website yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own blog and would like to find
    out where you got this from or just what the theme is called.
    Kudos!

  • sling tv Posted 17 gennaio 2020 3:23 am

    I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or
    weblog posts on this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually
    stumbled upon this site. Reading this information So i’m satisfied to show that I have an incredibly good
    uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed. I such a lot definitely will make certain to don?t overlook this site and
    provides it a glance regularly.

  • sling tv Posted 18 gennaio 2020 10:29 am

    Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

  • sling tv Posted 19 gennaio 2020 2:51 am

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to
    come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?

    Excellent work!

  • sling tv best package 2020 Posted 24 gennaio 2020 10:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through problems with
    your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I can’t
    subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar
    RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond?
    Thanx!!

  • sling tv Posted 29 gennaio 2020 2:57 am

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.
    I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over
    time.

  • cbd oil that works 2020 Posted 4 aprile 2020 10:15 am

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I
    provide credit and sources back to your blog?
    My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and my
    users would definitely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this ok with you. Cheers!

  • cbd oil that works 2020 Posted 4 aprile 2020 12:50 pm

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog
    and I am inspired! Very useful info specially the remaining part 🙂 I care for such info much.

    I was looking for this particular information for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  • Pingback: generic cialis cost
  • Pingback: cialis for sale
  • Pingback: cialis savings card
  • Pingback: Us discount viagra overnight delivery
  • cialis without a prescription Posted 21 aprile 2020 11:08 am

    Rwtkeg cbcaga Cialis prescriptions cialis otc

  • Pingback: Real viagra online
  • Pingback: where to buy cialis online
  • Pingback: viagra black
  • Pingback: printable cialis coupon
  • Pingback: viagra 50mg
  • Pingback: viagra generic
  • Pingback: ed pills
  • game Posted 20 maggio 2020 10:38 am

    Helpful info. Lucky me I found your website unintentionally,
    and I’m surprised why this accident didn’t came about earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  • Pingback: buying ed pills online
  • cbd oil reviews Posted 24 maggio 2020 10:05 am

    Wow! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a totally different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Superb choice of colors!|

  • Pingback: medicine for erectile
  • sex Posted 28 maggio 2020 2:13 pm

    Wow! After all I got a weblog from where I be capable of in fact take valuable facts concerning my study and knowledge.|

  • Pingback: generic cialis online

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Utilizzando il sito, accetti l'utilizzo dei cookie da parte nostra. maggiori informazioni

Questo sito utilizza i cookie per fonire la migliore esperienza di navigazione possibile. Continuando a utilizzare questo sito senza modificare le impostazioni dei cookie o clicchi su "Accetta" permetti al loro utilizzo.

Chiudi