May 6, 2018

Feast of Santissimo Crocifisso di Ciminna

Photo by New York Scugnizzo
The first Sunday of May is the Festa del SS. Crocifisso Padre di Grazia, or Feast of the Crucified Father of Grace, patron of Ciminna, Sicily. In commemo-ration, I'm posting the prayer Together We Call.* The accompanying photo was taken at the 2015 Festa del Santissimo Crocifisso di Ciminna at Saint Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
Together We Call
Father, your arms are open to everyone. Give us your blessing and grace that we as sinners ask for. We all call out — Viva SS. Crocifisso! Father, you are the healer of the sick. You make the blind see, the deaf hear and the mute speak. We call you — Father of Grace. Forgive our sins and with all our hearts we say — Viva SS. Crocifisso!
Together We Call was reprinted from http://sscrocifisso.us/
Also see:
• A Look at the 2015 Festa del Santissimo Crocifisso di Ciminna in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn