May 2, 2018

A Look at the 90th Annual Feast of the Madonna Della Misericordia in Brooklyn, New York

The Madonna della Misericordia in her new mantle
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Sunday morning (April 29th) to celebrate the 90th Annual Feast of Maria SS. della Misericordia (Our Lady of Mercy), patroness of Fontanarosa in Provincia di Avellino.
These little angels and papal guards were raring-to-go
(Above & below) Before the procession, members of the Societ√† di Maria SS. della Misericordia took pictures with Our Lady
The Cipriano family
Our Lady is carried to the float 
Donations are pinned to the statue 
At the head of the procession, young ladies carry the society banner
The procession makes its way through the neighborhood 
The society's pride and joy accompany Our Lady on the float
The procession returns to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for Mass
Society members pack the church 
Mass was celebrated in English and Italian 
by the parish’s former pastor, Msgr. Joseph Calise
Crowns and flowers are ready to be presented to Blessed Mother and Child
During the offertory, members present the crowns for the coronation
(L) Children offer roses to Our Lady. (R) Msgr. Calise crowns the Madonna and Child with the triple diadem
President Joe DiTalia presided at the Mass
(Above & below) After Mass, society members enjoyed a magnificent feast, with music, dancing, and a raffle in the gymnasium 
(Above & below) Members serve up a sumptuous repast with all our favorite southern Italian specialties
There were plenty of terrific raffle prizes to be won
Also see:
Evviva Maria! A Look at the 2016 Feast of the Madonna Della Misericordia in Brooklyn, New York
A Look at the 2015 Feast of Maria SS. Della Misericordia in Brooklyn, New York