OFFICIAL ARMA DEI CARABINIERI PRODUCT WITH ANTI-COUNTERFEIT GUARANTEE HOLOGRAM
These items are produced by very specific production canons dictated by the Ministry of Defense
Brooch in enameled metal
Measures 1.5 x 2.5 cm
Under this name the Virgin Mary became Patroness of the Carabinieri from 11 November 1949, the date of the promulgation of the relative Brief of Pope Pius XII, who in this sense had accepted the unanimous vote of the military chaplains of the Army and the Ordinary Military for Italy.
The title of "Virgo Fidelis" was solicited in relation to the heraldic motto of the weapon "Faithful in the centuries"
The feast of the Patroness was set by the Pontiff himself on the 21st day of November, when the Presentation of the Virgin Mary falls.
The Carabiniere's prayer to "Virgo Fidelis" is from Archbishop Carlo Alberto Ferrero of Cavallerleone, who was Military Ordinary in 1949
Here is the text:
"Most sweet and most glorious Mother of God and ours, we Carabinieri of Italy, we raise our thoughts to You reverent, trustful prayer and fervent heart!
You, whom our Legions invoke comforter and protector with the title of "Virgo Fidelis"
You welcome all our good intentions and make them vigorous and light for our homeland
You accompany our vigilance, You advise our saying, You animate our action, You sustain our sacrifice, You inflame our devotion!
And from one end of Italy to the other arouses in each of us the enthusiasm to bear witness, with fidelity to death, to love for God and for our Italian brothers. And so be it!"