Evviva Santa Febronia!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Afterward, I wanted to get a better look at the chapel and its magnificent collection of artifacts, so I returned posthaste. Luckily for me it was still open. Just beating the rain, I found it empty, so I had a chance to sit alone in quiet reflection, say a prayer for my ancestors, then take a few pictures and get a better look at the treasures on display. One of many highlights, it was a real privilege for me to see this old-world oasis in the heart of Hoboken.
Societá di Mutuo Soccorso Santa Febronia Chapel on Fifth Street
|A view from the nave|
Santa Febronia di Patti seen from multiple angles
|La Madonna Nera seen from multiple angles|
A close up of the heads
A close up of the infant Jesus’ hands
The society standard behind the Madonna Nera
Santa Lucia to the left of the Madonna di Tindari
Candle stand to the right of Santa Febronia
Encased in glass, the Dead Christ is enshrined behind the altar
The East Wall