July 29, 2017

Bonus Pics of the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey

Evviva Sant'Anna! 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Here are some additional photographs from Wednesday's Feast Day Mass and procession at beautiful Saint Ann's Church (704 Jefferson St.) in Hoboken, New Jersey.
(L) A detail of the ornate high altar and (r) statue of the Madonna Dei Martiri inside beautiful Saint Ann's Church
After Mass, Saint Ann is presented to the expectant crowd
 On a picture perfect day, the procession wends its way through Hoboken
Shrines dedicated to Sant'Anna were erected along the procession route
(L) Our friends at The Madonna Dei Martiri Society generously offered everyone delicious focaccia and cold water. (R) San Giacomo joins the celebration
(L-R) Statue of the Madonna Dei Martiri and stained glass window of St. John the Baptist. During our stop at St. Francis RC Church, I lit some candles and made my usual intercessory prayers for the happy repose of the souls of my ancestors
A look inside the Santa Febronia Chapel
Santa Febronia, patroness of Patti, Sicily
The Madonna di Tindari
(L) Devotees pin donations on to the statues.
(R) Passing down our time-honored traditions on to the next generation
After a few hours, the procession makes its way back to Saint Ann's Church
Members of the Holy Name Society carry Saint Ann into the church
Sant'Anna and San Giacomo are placed before the altar
After the benediction, we returned to the Monte San Giacomo Clubhouse for some fellowship, cold beer and delicious roast beef and pepper sandwiches. The roisterous John Duke Band took request from the revelers
Also see: 
• Evviva Sant'Anna! A Look at the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey

• Evviva Sant'Anna! A Look at the 106th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
• A Look at the 105th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
• A Look at Hoboken's Madonna Dei Martiti
• A Look Inside the Santa Febronia Chapel, Hoboken, New Jersey 
• A Look at the 104th Annual Feast of Saint Ann, Hoboken, New Jersey