May 24, 2019

Celebrating the 2019 Feast of the Madonna del Sacro Monte in Clifton, New Jersey (Part 2)

Procession and Luncheon
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 1, Mass and Procession)
High Mass was sung by Fr. Anthony Mastroeni
at the Chapel of Our Lady of Tears
(Above & below) After Mass, the procession
circled the monastery three times
(L) With great pageantry, members of the Congregazione
Maria Ss. del Sacro Monte carry the statue of the
Madonna del Sacro Monte. (R) The Tony Neglia Band 
(Above & below) Pilgrims walk along the monastery path
 The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George
the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
After the procession, the celebration continued at the picnic grounds
Our friends from the Sandu Manghesi del Cliento Club 
The very popular zeppole stand 
Products from Cilento, Salerno were available
Revelers enjoyed a festive luncheon
Sausage and peppers
Marinated sliced pork and peppers
The ladies enjoyed a very competitive game of “pass the provolone,”
a humorous take on “hot potato,” where the winner gets the cheese
This year the menfolk played "pass the prosciutto"