July 29, 2015

A Look at the 105th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey

Evviva Sant'Anna!
After Mass, Saint Ann is presented to the expectant crowd
A throng of revelers greet Saint Ann outside the church
Members of the Saint Ann's Guild
lead the procession through the neighborhood
A look at some of the neighborhood shrines devoted to Saint Ann
Our friends at Truglio's offered participants pizza, sandwiches and water
Members of the Saint Padre Pio Prayer group (left)
and San Rocco Society of Potenza (right) show their support
The gals from the Our Lady of the Snow Society joined the celebration
As always, it was great to see our buddies Marco, Frankie and Paul
Failla Memorial Home generously gave the participants sandwiches, ...
... pizza, and ...
... Italian Ices!
Father Nick cools off with some refreshing watermelon
The John Duke Band
Our friends from the Madonna Dei Martiri Society
offered everyone some delicious focaccia and cold water
San Giacomo greets Saint Ann outside the Monte San Giacomo Society Hall
Devotees pin donations on to the statue
and bring their children to be blessed by the saint
After a short break (and some delicious roast beef sandwiches, courtesy of the Monte San Giacomo society) the color guard are raring to go
San Giacomo joins the procession
Before returning to church, we stopped by the Santa Febronia Chapel to see the Madonna di Tindari and Santa Febronia, patroness of Patti, Sicily 
Back at church, San Giacomo and Sant'Anna are placed before the altar
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
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Also see:
A Look Inside the Santa Febronia Chapel, Hoboken, New Jersey
A Look at the 104th Annual Feast of Saint Ann, Hoboken, New Jersey