May 23, 2019

Celebrating the 2019 Feast of the Madonna del Sacro Monte in Clifton, New Jersey (Part 1)

Mass and Procession
Evviva Maria!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
SUNDAY, May 19th — A look at the Feast of the Madonna del Sacro Monte at Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, New Jersey. (See part 2, Procession and Luncheon)
HE Cav. John M. Viola & the O'Boyle men affix the new crowns to the statue
A close-up of one of the new crowns acquired in Naples
A tin medallion of the Madonna and child from Naples
The confraternity's celestial blue mozzettas
Vesting prayers for La Congregazione Maria Ss. del Sacro Monte
di Novi Velia Salerno di Jersey City, New Jersey
HE Cav. John M. Viola (second from right) of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George with Cavalieri Carmine Berardi, Fr. Michael C. Barone, David D'Alessandro, Vincent Gangone, & Vito Totino of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
(Above & below) Processing to the Chapel of Our Lady of Tears
(L) High Mass was celebrated at the chapel. (R) A group of adorable flower girls pose with the statue of the Madonna del Sacro Monte
A look inside the chapel and a close-up of the Weeping Madonna of Syracuse with map of Sicily and southern Italy
(Above & below) Cavalieri & Dame joined hundreds of pilgrims at the Mass
(Above & below) After Mass, the statue
was carried around the monastery three time
Our friends from Brooklyn Latin Mass taking part in the procession