August 2, 2010

Announcing 'Homage to the Madonna della Stella'

The following announcement is reprinted from the Craco Society August 2010 newsletter: 

The Society’s newest project to save the history, culture and traditions of Craco is the release of the English language translation of Ommagio alla Stella. This small but beautiful little book provides the background and history of the Madonna della Stella and her chapel in Craco. 

The Society gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of the Associazione di Volontariato Colibri and Domenica Mormando and Palmina Vignola for their permission to translate their original work. This version now makes this important part of Crachese history available to English speaking North America. 

The book will be released at the 4th Annual Crachesi del Nord America Reunion which coincides with the feast of the Madonna della Stella that falls on August 8th. 

The book can be preordered now for pickup at the Reunion. Those not able to attend can also order copies for shipping after the Reunion. The price is $12US which includes shipping.

Orders can be placed by emailing: 
or by mailing a checks to: 
The Craco Society 
14 Earl Road 
East Sandwich, MA 02537 USA