Viva San Gerardo, patron of motherhood!
(Photos by New York Scugnizzo)
Throngs of devotees gathered at Saint Lucy's Church to venerate the Saint
To the crowds delight, St. Gerard emerges from the church
The Saint is draped with 'blankets' of money
A look inside beautiful Saint Lucy's Church, National Shrine to Saint Gerard
Saint Gerard in Heavenly Glory by Gonippo Raggi.
Mural on the apse in Saint Gerard's Chapel
One of several paintings by Raggi depicting the life of the Saint
Inside the Chapel
Next door to the church, displaying tons of historical memorabilia, is the Museum of the Old First Ward (in the basement of St. Lucy's Community Center)
Some badges and pins on display
Among the museum's many treasures is an authentic Neapolitan Presepio