September 3, 2010

San Vincenzo Fund

San Vincenzo in St. Joseph's Church, NYC 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
Reprinted from a letter from the Craco Society

In 1901 the Societa S. Vincenzo Martire di Craco, a mutual aid society formed by the first Crachesi immigrants, signed a contract with St. Joachim's Church on Roosevelt St. in Lower Manhattan to place a statue of San Vincenzo, Matire, the patron saint of Craco on the church alter.

Over the past 109 years two churches and several individuals contributed to the maintenance and restoration of this historic statue. Today, it serves as the last tangible item from the Crachesi immigration to the US in the early 1900's still remaining in Manhattan. The statue is now in need of cleaning and replacement of some fabric.

The Craco Society established the San Vincenzo Fund to provide for this necessary work. Please consider helping us complete the task by sending a check to:

The Craco Society San Vincenzo Fund
14 Earl Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537 USA

Your contribution to the fund not only helps to preserve the statue but keeps your heritage and history alive.

or telephone Fred Spero, 774-269-6611

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Mark Your Calendar

October 24, 2010
Feast of San Vincenzo, Martire

St. Joseph's Church
5 Monroe Street
Manhattan, New York