August 29, 2017

Compra Sud — Salerno Surgical Supplies

Photo by New York Scugnizzo
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Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Announcing the 2017 Feast of San Gennaro in Yorktown, New York

For more info visit the Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro on Facebook

August 25, 2017

Congratulations Bruno Codispoti, Grand Marshall of the 2017 Feast of Santa Rosalia

Bruno Codispoti Esq.
Congratulations to our dear friend Bruno Codispoti on your election as Grand Marshall for the 42nd Annual Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. What a terrific honor! From all of us at Il Regno, we wish you all the best. Evviva Santa Rosalia!
The procession will start Sunday, August 27th at 3:00 PM by the outdoor chapel on 18th Avenue, and 72nd Street. Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 PM at St. Dominic’s RC Church at 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway.

Evviva Santa Rosalia! A Look at the 42nd Annual Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Evviva Santa Rosalia!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Tuesday after work, I finally had the opportunity to go to the 42nd Annual Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Visiting the outdoor chapel to venerate la Santuzza, I said a few intercessory prayers for the earthquake victims in Ischia and for the happy repose of the souls of my ancestors. Although I was a little disappointed to discover that the rumors of a new statue donated by the city of Palermo were untrue, I still made my customary donation and picked up some prayer cards to share with my loved ones.
The outdoor chapel on 18th Avenue, between 71 St. and 72 St.
There was plenty of delicious Palermitano street fare
at Lucy's, including stigghiola...
...and grilled octopus
Naturally we made our obligatory stop at Villabate Alba Pasticceria
(7001 18th Ave.) for some espresso and Baked Iris
Festive street lights line the Avenue
I couldn't leave without getting a little care package
filled with delicious Sicilian specialties for myself
Also see:
Evviva Santa Rosalia! A Look at the 41st Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Recharging at the 41st Anniversary Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Evviva Santa Rosalia! Scenes From the 40th Anniversary Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Back For More: Scenes From the 40th Anniversary Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Back For Seconds: Scenes From the 40th Anniversary Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Opening Night at the 2015 Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
A Look at the 39th Annual Festa di Santa Rosalia, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Opening Night at the 2014 Santa Rosalia Feast, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
A Look at the 2013 Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Opening Night at 'The Feast'
It's Back! The Santa Rosalia Feast Returns to Bensonhurst
The Twilight of the Feast
The Feast of Santa Rosalia (18th Ave Feast)

Announcing the 2017 Feast of San Gregorio Magno in Newark, New Jersey

August 24, 2017

Celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Francis De Sales in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

High Altar with painting of St. Margaret
Mary Alacoque with Our Lord
My friends and I had the great pleasure of visiting Brooklyn Visitation Monastery (8902 Ridge Blvd.) Monday evening for the Votive Sung Mass in honor of the 450th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Francis De Sales, with commemoration to St. Jane Frances De Chantal. 
Mass was sung by Celebrant and Homilist Fr. Stephen Saffron, Parochial Vicar at St. Anselm Church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The motets and Mass setting for this Liturgy were composed by organist and choir director David Adam Smith.
Thank you to the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary for organizing the Mass and warmly welcoming us inside their beautiful chapel and monastery grounds. It was a great joy to celebrate our faith together.

Announcing the 2017 Feast of San Vincenzo Martire di Craco in Little Italy, New York City

www.thecracosociety.org

August 23, 2017

Viva San Rocco! A Look at the 128th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City

Evviva San Rocco!
Photos courtesy of John Cordi, Rosanna Minervini,
Anthony Scillia, and New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Sunday's 128th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza at Most Precious Blood Church (113 Baxter St.) in Manhattan's historic Little Italy.
Hundreds attend Mass at Most Precious Blood Church
(L) Tina looks after San Rocco's faithful pooch.
(R) The La Rocca men salute Old Glory during the National Anthem
San Rocco emerges from under the church scaffolding 
Confetti exploded and people cheered for our glorious patron
Bill and Bruno bring out the candle house (cinte)
Italo and Concetta helped put the generous donations onto the statue
Baxter Street was buzzing with excitement
Devotees Rosanna, Francesca and Kathryn carry the traditional wax ex-voto
Our buddies Anthony Scillia and Matt Alongi
led the procession down bustling Mulberry Street
(Above & below) The procession wends its way through Little Italy and Chinatown. (R) Our friends from the St. Joseph Society of Lodi, New Jersey show their boundless support and devotion to San Rocco
Devotees take turns carrying our beloved patron
We always get tremendous support from our friends from the Associazione Culturale Pugliese Figli Maria SS. Addolorata of Brooklyn, New York (pictured above); the Gioiosa Marina Social Club of Brooklyn, New York; the Our Lady of the Snow Society of Brooklyn, New York; the Craco Society; the Figli di San Gennaro; the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fraternal Society of New Jersey; the Saint Rocco Society of Fort Lee, New Jersey; ... 
...the St. Joseph Society of Lodi. New Jersey (left); and the San Giacomo Society of Hoboken, New Jersey (right)
Representing the Knights of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, Cav. John Napoli and the Very Rev. Msgr. Cav. Joseph Ambrosio, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newark, New Jersey
Devotees shower San Rocco with rose petals
outside the Church of the Transfiguration
Remembering our roots, we make our way to now-closed St. Joseph's Church  
Mr. and Mrs. Mavrianos showers San Rocco with rose petals
(L) The procession returns to Little Italy.
(R) John and Andrew carry the cinte
Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band
After dinner and raffles, revelers danced the night away
Also see: 
Three Days of Prayer for San Rocco
Another Look at the 127th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City
Worlds Collide at the Feast of San Rocco
Evviva San Rocco! A Look at the 127th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City
Viva San Rocco! A Look at the 126th Annual Feast of San Rocco in NYC
The Novena To San Rocco at Most Precious Blood
Bittersweet Move: The Translation of the Relic of San Vincenzo and Society Statues to Most Precious Blood Church in Little Italy
Celebrating 125 Years of Devotion to San Rocco in New York City
An Interview with Stephen LaRocca, President of the Saint Rocco Society of Potenza in NYC
A Look at NYC's 124th Annual Feast of San Rocco
A Look at the 123rd Annual Feast of Saint Rocco
A Look at the 122nd Feast of Saint Rocco

Announcing the 2nd Annual Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel

Also see:
Keeping a Vow: Celebrating the Feast of St. Michael at Most Precious Blood Church in Little Italy

August 22, 2017

A Prayer for the Earthquake Victims on the Isle of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples

Sant'Emidio, prega per noi 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the earthquake victims and their families. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life, the suffering and the destruction. May San Giovan Giuseppe della Croce and Sant'Emidio protect and watch over you.
Prayer to Saint Emygdius in Times of Earthquake and Calamities
Saint Emygdius, Bishop and Martyr of the faith, accept kindly the prayer that we confidently address to you. Intercede for us before the Lord so that, by imitating you, our faith, vivified by works, be a testimony of filial love for God and fraternal love for one’s neighbor. Encouraged by your example we promise to live with a heart detached from earthly goods and the willingness to sacrifice everything in order to remain faithful to God and the Church. Extend upon us, on our families and on our cities your protection, from the earthquake and from every other calamities or pestilence, so that preserved from them, we may lead a quiet and peaceful life dedicated at giving glory to God hoping to secure the salvation of our souls. Amen.

Congratulations Achille Pirro on becoming a Third Order Lay Carmelite

A devotee of St. Rocco, Achille recently led us in prayer during the Triduum for the Feast of San Rocco in Little Italy, New York. Photo by New York Scugnizzo 
Congratulations to our dear friend Achille Pirro on becoming a member of the Third Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. We admire your devotion and enthusiasm for the faith and our southern Italian traditions, may God bless and keep you always.

Also see:
Congratulations Achille Pirro

Announcing the 2017 Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Long Island City, New York

August 21, 2017

Photo of the Week: Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Main Altar of the Naples Cathedral

Baroque marble statue of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven by sculptor Pietro Bracci (1739-1744) at the main altar of the Duomo di Napoli. Photo courtesy of Patrick O'Boyle

Announcing the 59th Annual Festa della Madonna della Luce, Hingham, Massachusetts

For more info visit Madonna Della Luce — Hingham on Facebook

August 20, 2017

Screening of Excellent Cadavers at the Italian American Museum

Thursday, August 24th, 6:30 PM

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of the documentary film Excellent Cadavers (2008, 92 min.)

A Discussion and Q&A led by Museum Founder and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa will follow the screening Thursday, August 24th, 6:30 PM

Light Refreshments Will Be Served

About the Film: Excellent Cadavers is a documentary about the real Mafia: not the comical hoods of the Sopranos or the tragic warriors of The Godfather, but the historic, violent Sicilian gang that has flourished in Italy and the U.S. for more than a century, leaving bloody havoc in its wake. The focus is not on individual Mafiosi but on the Cosa Nostra as a powerful and amoral corporate entity, intimately enmeshed with Italian business and politics, and, on two brave, unshakably honest prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who battled them in the courts for years, winning hundreds of convictions, before both were assassinated. Sicily is one of the most picturesque of movie locations, and director Marco Turco takes full advantage of that here. One of his main interviewees is the gifted photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, who has recorded the Mafia's violent legacy in Palermo for decades, and uses her searing black-and-white shots evocatively and well. Excellent Cadavers is a rich mine of information on a subject about which it is sometimes too easy to be superficial.

Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013

Suggested donation of $10 per person

For reservations, call the Italian American Museum at 212.965.9000
Email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com or Fax: 347.810.1028

Announcing the 36th Annual John Basilone Memorial Parade, Raritan, New Jersey

www.basiloneparade.com

August 19, 2017

Three Days of Prayer for San Rocco

First class relic of San Rocco
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
In preparation for the upcoming 128th Annual Feast of San Rocco at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus (113 Baxter Street) in Manhattan’s historic Little Italy this Sunday, August 20th, members of the St. Rocco Society have begun a Triduum, or three days of prayer, in English and Italian, in honor of their glorious patron. Devotees will gather by the world famous papier-mâché statue of San Rocco on the Guariglia bye-altar for the final night of prayer Saturday, August 19th at 7pm
Members of the St. Rocco Society gather by the statue for three days of prayer
Sunday’s Feast Day Mass will be celebrated at 12pm, followed by the procession with statue and first class relic of San Rocco. Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band will accompany the procession through the streets of Little Italy and Chinatown. Religious goods and raffles will be available for purchase outside the church and, as always, after the procession, partygoers will dance the night away and enjoy some delicious southern Italian fare provided by Peppino’s from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. 
The society donated flowers for the altar and the statue of the saint
We look forward to seeing you there. Viva San Rocco! 
Also see:
Another Look at the 127th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City
Worlds Collide at the Feast of San Rocco
Evviva San Rocco! A Look at the 127th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City
Viva San Rocco! A Look at the 126th Annual Feast of San Rocco in NYC
The Novena To San Rocco at Most Precious Blood
Bittersweet Move: The Translation of the Relic of San Vincenzo and Society Statues to Most Precious Blood Church in Little Italy
Celebrating 125 Years of Devotion to San Rocco in New York City
An Interview with Stephen LaRocca, President of the Saint Rocco Society of Potenza in NYC
A Look at NYC's 124th Annual Feast of San Rocco
A Look at the 123rd Annual Feast of Saint Rocco
A Look at the 122nd Feast of Saint Rocco