July 16, 2018

A Look at the 2018 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Staten Island, New York

Evviva Maria!
Photos courtesy of Joe Santoro
Thanks Joe for sharing your wonderful photos from Saturday's Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at the Church of St. Rita in Staten Island, New York. It’s great to see after 73 years this wonderful tradition is still going strong. Evviva Maria!
Our Lady is adorned with flowers inside St. Rita's Church
(Above & below) In memory of loved ones, devotees offer flowers 
After Mass, the crucifer and color guard
lead the procession through the neighborhood
 
Our pal Ennio pulling the vera with the Blessed Mother 
With great fanfare, the Red Mike Festival Band
accompanied the procession through the streets 
Another look at the beautiful statue of Our Lady
(Above & below) Back at the gymnasium,
revelers enjoy some fellowship and refreshments
Partygoers dance the tarantella in honor of La Madonna 
As always, President Joe Santoro, Donna Marie and all the
members of the Mount Carmel Fraternal Society did a great job
Also see:
A Look at the 2017 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Staten Island, New York
A Look at the 2016 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Staten Island, New York
A Look at the 2015 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Verona, New Jersey
A Look at the 2013 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Procession, Elm Park, Staten Island