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Quando i Martiri salvarono Otranto dall’uragano

Quando i Martiri salvarono Otranto dall’uragano

10 settembre 1832, un giorno da ricordare. Un tremendo uragano si abbatté sull’estremo Salento, da Santa Maria di Leuca sino a Otranto. Nello specifico i centri abitati colpiti furono Diso, dove ci furono 3 vittime, Cocumola, Uggiano la Chiesa e i dintorni di Otranto, dove persero la vita 29 persone. Questo terribile momento è riportato in vari documenti e lettere epistolari. In una di queste – scritta dall’abate Marino Paglia, futuro arcivescovo di Salerno, per l’arciprete di Molfetta, Giuseppe Maria Giovene, che era stato vicario capitolare della diocesi di Otranto – si legge: “Lunedì 10 alle ore 15 circa avvenne quanto segue. All’improvviso surse dalla parte meridionale di questa città un turbine, o sia uragano così furioso… Sotto le rovine furon seppelliti molti degli abitanti, de’ quali 29 rimasero uccisi, e più di 50 feriti e vittime sarebbero state di più…”. La lettera continua descrivendo la distruzione di Diso, a eccezione del convento dei Cappuccini e di poche case adiacenti, con 3 morti e 29 feriti. Per quanto riguarda la cittadina di Otranto, il 10 settembre di ogni anno si celebrava in cattedrale il Patrocinio dei beati Martiri proprio per ricordare come, in quel giorno di circa due secoli fa, la città idruntina fu risparmiata dalla furia dell’uragano. Nel brano del fervorino d’occasione che l’arcidiacono del capitolo, monsignore Vitale Mariano, recitò nella Cattedrale il 10 settembre 1922, si riporta come “l’ira celeste passa oltre, la vostra città è salva…”, e inoltre si fa presente come tutti attribuiscano lo scampato pericolo alla protezione dei Martiri, rivolgendo loro l’inno di ringraziamento e la preghiera, affinché essi continuino a proteggere amorosamente l’intera comunità otrantina. Da quel momento questi paesi celebrano il Patrocinio, rispettivamente della Madonna, di Santa Maria Maddalena e degli 800 Martiri.

Alessandro Conte

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