|Viva San Donato! |
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Normally held on August 7th, this year's celebration was postponed a few weeks because Franca and her family made a pilgrimage to Sassano (SA) for the Feast of San Rocco. Little by little the intimate celebration continues to grow, attracting new devotees every year. Thankfully, the change in date did not adversely affect this year's turnout.
Thank you Franca for your hard work and dedication. As always, you did a magnificent job. It was an honor and a privilege to celebrate with you and I look forward to doing so again next year. Viva San Donato!
|An altar is erected in front of the Mazza residence|
|The reliquary sits on the altar|
|A close-up of San Donato's relic|
|Before Mass, we pray the Rosary|
|Nearly one hundred pilgrims celebrated Mass|
|Father Tom gave an impassioned homily|
|After Mass, devotees venerate the relic|
|We were treated to some delicious refreshments|
|Pastiera di spaghetti (spaghetti pie)|
|Thank you to the Mazza family for your kindness and generosity|