July 30, 2013

A Look at the 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Snow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Part 1)

Evviva Maria!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
The 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Snow, patroness of Sanza (SA), kicked-off Saturday in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a procession through the neighborhood and novena in honor of the Madonna della Neve at beautiful Saint Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea Street).

We had the privilege of attending the celebration and meeting many warm and friendly people. After Mass we made our way back by candlelight to the society's hall (410 Graham Avenue) for some refreshments and lively conversation. 

Click here for Feast schedule
The Madonna della Neve is presented to the expectant crowd below 
The procession makes its way down bustling Graham Avenue
The color guard leads the way
We stopped by the Society of St. Mary of the Snow Square
on the corner of Herbert Street and Graham Avenue for a moment of silence
Thumbs up from Domenico
The Giglio Band kept the festivities rolling 
The procession wends its way through the neighborhood
We paused outside the San Sabino Society
to offer prayers and blessings to Sanza's co-patron
Another look at the cortège 
Leaving Saint Francis of Paola Church
Back at the Society Hall we treated ourselves to some delicious braciola
and sausage & peppers at Cuzzin Vinny's sausage stand
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