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

Feast of San Pantaleone

The Martyrdom of San Pantaleone
(1638) by Gerolamo Imperiali
Photo by New York Scugnizzo

By Giovanni di Napoli
July 27th is the feast day of San Pantaleone, doctor, miracle worker and martyr. Widely venerated across southern Italy, he is the principal patron of Ravello (SA), Vallo della Lucania (SA), Serrata (RC), Papanice (KR), and Montauro (CZ), among others. According to tradition, the Christian physician was beheaded during the Diocletian persecutions in Nicomedia (c. 305), and that a woman collected his spilled blood. The ampulla containing the saint's coagulated blood reached Ravello in the eleventh-century after a storm at sea miraculously transported the Basilian monks safeguarding the phial from the East to the Amalfi Coast. It is believed the relic chose the town for shelter. In commemoration I’m posting an ancient prayer to San Pantaleone.
Prayer to San Pantaleone 
O San Pantaleone di Ravello, protector and advocate, pray to our God that frees us from sins, hunger, plague, wars and great chastisements in this world; save us out of pity! Our fate be blessed to have you as a protector. Let us have a good death our always defender. Amen.
In honor of the martyr, I would also like to share a few photos taken during my 2010 pilgrimage to beautiful Ravello and its fabulous Duomo, home to the saint's relic. Continue reading

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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 26, 2018

Feast of Sant’Anna

Evviva Sant’Anna!
July 26th is the Feast Day of Saint Ann, mother of Mary, patroness of housewives, pregnant women, mothers and grandmothers. Widely venerated across southern Italy, she is the principal patron of Caserta (CA), Monte San Giacomo (SA), Ischia Ponte (NA), Bacoli (NA), Lettere (NA), Boscotrecase (NA), and Vernole (LE), among others. To commemorate the occasion I’m posting a Prayer to Saint Ann. The accompanying photo was taken at Saint Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church (35-60 158th Street) in Flushing, Queens, New York.
Prayer to Saint Ann
Good Saint Ann, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

Announcing the 108th Annual Feast of the Madonna Dell'Assunta in Westbury, Long Island

www.dellassuntasocietyofwestbury.com

July 25, 2018

Feast of San Cristoforo Martire

Photo by New York Scugnizzo
July 25th is the Feast Day of San Cristoforo Martire (St. Christopher the Martyr), patron saint of pilgrims and travelers. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, San Cristoforo is invoked against storms and the plague. Widely venerated across southern Italy, he is the principal patron of Ricigliano (SA), San Cristoforo (SA), Moscufo (PE), Valguarnera Caropepe (EN), and Giuggianello (LE), among others. In celebration I’m posting a prayer to St. Christopher. The accompanying photo of Saint Christopher carrying the Christ Child across a river is a small bas-relief over a doorway on Carroll Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Viva San Cristoforo!
Prayer to St. Christopher
Dear Saint Christopher, protect me today in all my travels along the road's way. Give your warning sign if danger is near so that I may stop while the path is clear. Be at my window and direct me through when the vision blurs from out of the blue. Carry me safely to my destined place, like you carried Christ in your close embrace. Amen.

Feast of San Giacomo il Maggiore

Viva San Giacomo! 
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
July 25th is the Feast Day of San Giacomo Apostolo (Saint James the Apostle), also called James the Greater, son of Zebedee, to distinguish him from James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Widely venerated across southern Italy, he is the principal patron of Monte San Giacomo (SA), Calvizzano (NA), Casalnuovo di Napoli (NA), Cicala (CZ), Fuscaldo (CS), Pietrapertosa (PZ), and Roccamandolfi (IS), among others. To commemorate the occasion I’m posting a Prayer to Saint James the Apostle. The accompanying photo was taken at Saint Ann's Church in Hoboken, New Jersey during the 2014 Feast of Saint Ann in which members of the Monte San Giacomo Society participated.

Prayer to Saint James the Apostle

O glorious Apostle, St. James, who by reason of thy fervent and generous heart was chosen by Jesus to be a witness of His glory on Mount Tabor, and of His agony in Gethsemane; thou, whose very name is a symbol of warfare and victory: obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending warfare of this life, that, having constantly and generously followed Jesus, we may be victors in the strife and deserve to receive the victor's crown in heaven. Amen.

Announcing the 93rd Annual San Rocco Festa in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

www.sanrocco.org

July 24, 2018

Around the Web: IAP 66: Do They Still Speak Italian in Italy? An Italian American Guide to Visiting the Motherland

In this episode of “The Italian American Podcast,” which is the second episode of “The Italian American Power Hour,” we discuss going back to Italy as Italian Americans. We talk about traveling to Italy, the Italian culture, how Italy has changed, and whether or not people still speak Italian in Italy (hint: we talk about regional languages).

At the end of the show, we give you a few tips that you can use when visiting Italy to make your experience there even more remarkable.

Listen to the episode

Also see:
Around the Web – The Inaugural Episode of the Italian American Power Hour
Around the Web – IAP 62: Introducing the Italian American Power Hour
Around the Web - Italian American Podcast Episode 48: The Hidden History of Southern Italy’s Glory, Part 3
Around the Web - Italian American Podcast Episode 46: The Hidden History of Southern Italy’s Glory, Part 2
Around the Web - Italian American Podcast Episode 45: The Hidden History of Southern Italy’s Glory, Part 1

Announcing the 2018 Feast of San Ciro in Garfield, New Jersey

For more info visit the Società San Ciro on Facebook

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