|Statue of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of Habsburg sculpted by Vincenzo Gemito in a niche on the western facade of the Palazzo Reale di Napoli (Royal Palace of Naples) in the Piazza del Plebiscito (formally Largo del Palazzo Reale), Naples. Photo by New York Scugnizzo|
June 30, 2019
June 25, 2019
|Statue of Alfonso the Magnanimous, King of Naples and Sicily sculpted by Achille D’Orsi in a niche on the western facade of the Palazzo Reale di Napoli (Royal Palace of Naples) in the Piazza del Plebiscito (formally Largo del Palazzo Reale), Naples. Photo by New York Scugnizzo|
June 24, 2019
Congratulations Msgr. Donald Sakano on Your Investiture into the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George
|Photos by New York Scugnizzo|
Following Mass at the packed Basilica, Monsignor was proclaimed Ecclesiastical Knight of Grace by virtue of the mandate received from His Royal Highness the Grand Master, Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duke of Castro. Representing our Delegate HE Cav. John M. Viola, the rite was executed in the sanctuary by Cav. Charles Sant’Elia. Cavalieri John Napoli and Vincent Gangone were in attendance. IHSVOriginally posted in The Constantinian Chronicle
June 23, 2019
HRH was born in Rome, Italy on June 23, 2003
Photo courtesy of Real Casa di Borbone
June 21, 2019
Apollo with lyre
facing the sea, delighted, and content.
Days spent eavesdropping on the wind,
mindful of words whispered in secret.
Words I'd unravel; listening, alone,
for the voice of the world, the nothing beyond,
alone, while my nimble heart took flight
for untold trysts and destinations.
Perhaps for the very edge of the world,
where Our Lady of the Mariners
trims white roses in the morning.
And to find myself here, again, eyes
like a boy's, quick and bright, seeing, upon
the lace of waves, roses ride to shore...
(Translated by Anthony Molino)
June 20, 2019
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you
That with your saints I may praise you
For ever and ever. Amen.
June 17, 2019
|Statue of Roger the Norman sculpted by Emilio Franceschi in a niche on the western facade of the Palazzo Reale di Napoli (Royal Palace of Naples) in the Piazza del Plebiscito (formally Largo del Palazzo Reale), Naples. |
Photo by New York Scugnizzo
June 16, 2019
|HRH was born in Saint-Raphaël, France on June 16, 1950|
Photo courtesy of Real Casa di Borbone
June 14, 2019
|Thursday evening the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua (154 Sullivan St.)|
celebrated its Titular Feast with a solemn Mass and procession
|Members of the St. Rocco Society of Potenza in NYC show their support|
|The beautiful high altar with statue of St. Anthony|
receiving the apparition of the Infant Jesus
|After Mass, devotees had the opportunity to venerate the relics of Sant'Antonio|
|Religious items and blessed bread were available in the church basement|
|Donations were pinned to the statue|
|The Red Mike Festival Band|
|The procession wends its way through the neighborhood|
|The procession returns to the church with much fanfare|
|Salvatore and Konstantinos help carry |
Steve's giant votive candle back to the church
|Afterward, we visited Song' e Napule Pizzeria for our celebratory meal|
|As always, I enjoyed a delicious plate of Paccheri alla Genovese|
|Gnocchi alla Sorrentina|
June 11, 2019
June 8, 2019
|Thank you to this month's volunteers.|
Once again, we want to thank Antonio, Anna and Konstantinos Mavrianos-Cesare of the St. Rocco Society for their hard work and dedication. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you Louis Fontana of Caffé Napoli; Raymond Guarini of the Italian Enclaves Historical Society; Dama Rosanna Minervini; and Cav. John Napoli for your continued assistance. Your heartfelt generosity and selflessness is greatly appreciated. And as always, special thanks to Pastor Lo for your support and blessings. It is an honor to serve with such an outstanding group of people. God Bless you all. IHSV
The next walk will be on Thursday, September 5th—the Feast of St. Lawrence Justinian—at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested in supporting this charitable endeavor can contact Cav. John Napoli at email@example.com or Anna Mavrianos-Cesare at MsAnnaNY@aol.com.
|Fr. Lo led us in prayer and blessed the food|
|Andrew led our group in praying the Rosary|
|Our friends at Caffé Napoli donated a tray of penne marinara with chicken|
|Andrew, Anna and Tony divvy up the pasta|
|Rosanna helps pack the bags|
June 5, 2019
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June 4, 2019
June 2, 2019
|This year's revelers outside Song' e Napule|
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
|Calamari alla griglia|
|Polpo alla griglia|
|Madonna and Child bye-altar|
Regali ex progenie Maria exorta refulget; cuius precibus nos adiuvari, mente et spiritu devotissime poscimus. Alleluia.*