114 Year Old Tradition Returns To Little Italy Church

Oct 18, 2015 209

The Craco Society announces the feast of San Vincenzo, Martire di Craco will be held at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood after a 113 year hiatus. The Craco Society, a non-profit organization seeking to preserve the culture, traditions, and history of Craco, a southern Italian hill town located in the Province of Matera and the region of Basilicata, will be celebrating the 114th feast of San Vincenzo Martire di Craco on October 25th.

In 1901, the first recorded celebration of this feast day was held outside the Most Precious Blood Church while it was under construction. The society sponsoring the celebration then became associated with St. Joachim's Church on Roosevelt St. With the closing of that church the feast was celebrated at St. Joseph's Church on Monroe St. until it closed this July.

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