July 31, 2018

Photo of the Week: Peasant with Goats by Vincenzo Caprile

Peasant with goats by Vincenzo Caprile (Naples, June 24, 1856 - Naples, June 23, 1936), oil on canvas, 52x48 cm., Museo Civico di Castel Nuovo, Napoli
Photo by New York Scugnizzo

Announcing the 2018 Festa Della Madonna Degli Angeli in Whitestone, New York

For more info visit the Associazione Sacchesi D'America on Facebook

July 30, 2018

A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 3)

The Santa Febronia Chapel
Evviva Santa Febronia!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Thursday’s 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey. (See Part 1, the Procession and Part 2, the Churches)
(L) During the procession, we briefly stopped by the Santa Febronia Chapel on Fifth Street. (R) Statues of Santa Lucia, St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Our Lady of Fatima with the Societá di Mutuo Soccorso Santa Febronia standard
The Dead Christ encased in glass behind the altar 
The Madonna di Tindari
Santa Febronia, patroness of Patti, Sicily
Devotees pray and offer donations
Also see:
A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 2): The Churches
A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 1): The Procession
Bonus Pics of the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
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

A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 2)

The Churches
Evviva Sant'Anna! 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Thursday’s 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey. (See Part 1, the Procession and Part 3, the Santa Febronia Chapel)
The elaborate high altar in St. Ann's Church (704 Jefferson St.)
Statues of the Madonna Dei Martiri and San Gerardo Maiella
are counted a
mong the church's impressive collection of statuary
Beautiful stained glass windows depicting
San Michele Arcangelo and the Madonna dei Lauro
 
(L) During the procession, we briefly stopped by St. Francis Church (308 Jefferson St.). (R) The Statue of the Madonna Dei Martiri laden with jewelry 
(L) The sanctuary inside St. Francis Church. (R) The Blessed Sacrament was exposed on the altar in an ornate monstrance for adoration 
Statues of San Giovanni Battista and San Rocco perched above the nave
Also see:
A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 1): The Procession
Bonus Pics of the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
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

July 29, 2018

A Look at the 108th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey (Part 1)

The Procession
Evviva Sant'Anna! 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Scenes from Thursday’s 108th Annual Feast of St. Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey. (See Part 2, the Churches and Part 3, the Santa Febronia Chapel)
After Mass, the Holy Name Society present St. Ann to the expectant crowd
The procession makes its way through the streets of Hoboken
Members of the St. Ann's Guild take turns pulling the statue
Future members of the St. Ann's Guild pitching in
Thankfully, the forecasted storm never materialized and we had a fantastic day
Members of the Padre Pio Prayer Group show their support
The Viola's enjoying a little pizza outside Truglio's
A shrine to St. Ann was erected outside the Failla Memorial Home 
The Madonna Dei Martiri Society generously offered participants some delicious focaccia and much-needed cold water 
San Giacomo greets St. Ann outside the Monte San Giacomo Clubhouse
Inside the clubhouse, Angelo and Andrew offer participants
delicious gravy-soaked roast beef and hot pepper sandwiches 
San Giacomo joins the Procession
(L) Carmine and Maria, the presidents of the Monte San Giacomo Club and Women's Auxiliary. (R) Members of the St. Ann's Guild help carry San Giacomo 
After several hours, the Procession wends its way back to the Church
Our friends Angela, Theresa and Stephen keeping their vows
The John Duke Band
(L-R) Always great to see our friends Stephen (San Rocco Society), Ann (St. Ann's Guild), Franca and Anna (Our Lady of the Snow Society)
Back at St. Ann's Church, the statues are placed before the altar
After the benediction we returned to the Monte San Giacomo Clubhouse,
where Dana and Andrew showed off their Due Sicilie pride
Also see:
Bonus Pics of the 107th Annual Feast of Saint Ann in Hoboken, New Jersey
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

Announcing the 2018 Feast of Saint Gabriel in Baltimore, Maryland

www.saintleorcc.com

July 28, 2018

Compra Sud — La Bella Marketplace

Photo by New York Scugnizzo
Let's support those who keep our traditions and folkways alive

La Bella Marketplace
7907 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
718-331-0050

www.labellamarkets.com

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Announcing the 2018 Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca in Norristown, Pennsylvania

July 27, 2018

New Kindle Edition: The Army of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

New title that may be of interest to our readers. Available at Amazon

The Army of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Le Sensiglie) by Mario Montalto and translated by Beatrice Toniolo

Publisher: Editoriale il Giglio
Publication Date: July 22, 2018
Kindle: $7.00
Language: English
File size: 529 KB

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Announcing the 2018 Festa Della Famiglia in Onore di San Francesco Di Paola in Stone Park, Illinois

www.calabresiinamerica.org

July 23, 2018

The Feast of St. Rocco Online Raffle Fund Raiser







This is our main fund-raising event. It is our hope that the profit from the raffle can go toward our society's budget for the feast and to help support Most Precious Blood Church in NYC's Little Italy. This will help our Society keep the Feast of St. Rocco and our Italian-American Catholic Traditions going.

$10 for 12 tickets (
Each ticket gives you a chance to win any prize)
Available until: August 18, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Drawing date: August 19, 2018 at 8:00pm EST

PURCHASE TICKETS

1st Prize: Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Fog Sport Band - Silver Aluminum

2nd Prize: Amazon's Fire TV Cube: Hands-Free Streaming Media Player with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD - Black

3rd Prize: Oculus Go - 32GB Stand-Alone Virtual Reality Headset. Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into virtual reality. For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset—with no additional devices required while in VR. Oculus Go is portable, comfortable, and easy to use.

4th Prize: Dinner for two (2) at DaNico's Restaurant in Little Italy, New York, 164 Mulberry Street, New York, NY ($100 value)

5th Prize: $100 Gift Certificate to purchase goods at DePalo Fine foods in Little Italy, New York, 200 Grand Street, New York, NY ($100 value)

Winner of the Raffle does not need to be present. We will call and/or email the winners after the raffle drawing on the evening of Sunday, August 19th.

Come Join us on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 for the 129th Annual Feast of St. Rocco. For details please visit our website at http://www.stroccosociety.com

Photo of the Week: Lucanian Tomb Painting of Charon the Ferryman of the Dead

Detail of Lucanian tomb painting of Charon the Ferryman of the Dead (4th Century B.C.) in Paestum National Archaeological Museum, Salerno
Photo by New York Scugnizzo

July 22, 2018

Announcing the 130th Annual Feast of Our Lady of the Snow in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Evviva Maria!
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
Fri., July 27th – Sun., August 5th

Our Lady of the Snow Hall
410 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Solemn Novena at Society Hall 
July 28th – August 4th (6:45pm)

Friday, July 27th
Candlelight Procession will depart from the society hall at 7pm
Novena at St. Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea St.) at 8pm
Refreshments will be served after the procession

Saturday, July 28th
Pasta Night at the society hall from 8pm-10pm ($10 per person includes pasta, meatballs and non-alcholoic beverage)

Sunday, July 29th
Communion Mass at St. Francis of Paola Church at 11:30am
Communion breakfast at society hall at 12pm
Wine and cheese night at society hall from 8pm-10pm

Monday, July 30th
80s Night at society hall from 8pm-10pm

Tuesday, July 31st
Paint Night at society hall from 8pm-10pm ($25 per person)

Wednesday, August 1st
Short film presentation by Keven D’Angelo at society hall from 8pm-10pm

Thursday, August 2nd
Oldies/Italian American Night with Frankie Falabella at society hall from 8pm-10pm

Friday, August 3rd
DJ Sal will entertain guests at society hall from 8pm-10pm

Saturday, August 4th
Tenor Christopher Macchio will perform at society hall from 8pm-10pm

Sunday, August 5th
The Feast Day of Our Lady of the Snow
Procession will depart from society hall at 8am
Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Paola Church

For more info visit the Our Lady of Snow Society on Facebook

Also see:
Evviva Maria! A Look at the 129th Annual Feast of Our Lady of the Snow in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Evviva Maria! Scenes from the 128th Annual Feast of Our Lady of the Snow in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Look at the 2015 Festa della Madonna della Neve: Scenes from the 127th Annual Feast of Our Lady of the Snow in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Look at the 126th Annual Feast of Our Lady of the Snow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Look at the 2014 Our Lady of Snow Candlelight Procession, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Look at the 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Snow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Part 2)
A Look at the 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Snow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Part 1)

July 20, 2018

Around the Web: The Sacred Questua Procession and the Dancing Of The Giglio in 2018; Musica, Uaglio, Aizati I Spalli, Aggiet!

A young boy taking a bite of the blessed bread prior to the Questua procession
Photo courtesy of italianenclaves.com
Reprinted from italianenclaves.com 
For almost 120 years, the Dance of The Giglio has been a tradition in many Italian American neighborhoods in the United States. Today, as Italians have become more assimilated into American society, the tradition has been narrowed to only four “lifts.” In Brooklyn, for instance, over the last 118 years, 120 men have endured the physical sacrifice of lifting a five-story man-made tower weighing close to four tons in honor of their patron saint, San Paolino, who is the Patron Saint of their ancestors’ town in Nola, Italy. This magnificent tower is called The Giglio, which means Lily in Italian, and it sits upon a platform along with a full band and chaplain. In Nola, there are still many Gigli that are carried through the town in complex routes sometimes lasting an entire day of back-breaking dedication. There are currently four Giglio Dances that still take place in America: Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Harlem in Manhattan, Belmont in the Bronx and Franklin Square in Long Island. Continue reading