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After 10 months of construction, the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, Colorado will open its newly renovated and expanded chapel this week, just in time for a special Mass celebrating Cabrini Day on Monday, October 2. “We’re just thrilled,” JoAnn Seaman, the executive director of the shrine, told Denver Catholic. “And the chapel is so beautiful. So...

The Hill 2000 Neighborhood Association is hosting the 156th Italian Heritage Parade and Festa on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Berra Park. This is a day to celebrate our Italian heritage highlighting some of our finest Italian community members and businesses on The Hill.  Italian Heritage Parade and Festa is a family-friendly celebration of food, mu...

Thursday, September 28, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. 250 N 3rd Ave UNIT 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401-6th Floor. Free Admission (with possible free will donations). We are thrilled to invite you to the grand opening of the Rudi Vecoli Library at the Italian Cultural Center! Join us for an evening dedicated to celebrating knowledge, culture, and community as we...

A campaign to raise between $5 million and $8 million to renovate the new home of the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will be launched this fall, a goal supporters say is “very doable.” “I’ve raised money for things a lot harder than this will be,” said Jeff Lamberti, chair of the group’s board of governors. “What we are trying to do is cr...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, was recently contacted by listeners of KSHE Radio in St. Louis about a disparaging on-air comment about Italian American women made by KSHE morning host, A.D. Rowntree. IAOVC President, Andre’ DiMino contacted the management of...

Joe Caniglia was born 92 years ago during the Santa Lucia Festival in Omaha, NE. “When I was growing up I thought it was a big birthday party until I got old enough to realize it wasn’t,” he said. The festival and a birthday party do have something in common: family. “The whole neighborhood came from Carlentini,” said Caniglia. “And we’re all proba...

If you were lucky enough to take part in a family reunion this summer, there was probably hot dogs and potato salad for fifty--- maybe 100 people. A family in Dilworth is preparing for more than 700 people. In the basement of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Friday, July 28, there was an amazing aroma coming from huge pots of secret sauce.

Italian Heritage Day in Oelwein is set for Saturday, Aug. 12, in Red Gate Park on West Charles Street, across from Woodlawn Cemetery. Organizers will begin serving Graziano’s Italian sausage and meatball sandwiches at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a bocce ball tournament with $100 worth of prize money. Persons can sign up for the tournament th...

Join us for Ferragosto 2023 - The St Louis Italian Summer Party on Friday, August 18th at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton. Ferragosto is an ancient tradition going back over 2,000 years. It is the largest Italian summer festival of the year. Today we invite to taste and experience contemporary Italian cuisine and culture.FRIDAY, AUG...

The Mother Cabrini Shrine has indeed emerged as an iconic destination for tens of thousands of pilgrims each year, drawing visitors from various walks of life to embrace the powerful story of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. Even if you’re not here on a religious pilgrimage, the shrine holds a profound appeal that transcends boundaries. The life of Mo...

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini is one of many saints whose lives show that God often makes miracles using the weakest of instruments. Born in Lombardy, Italy, in 1850, little Francesca was such a fragile and tiny baby that she was immediately taken to the church to be baptized in case she didn’t survive the night. She was small and physically frail...

In August 1823, the 44-year-old Italian juror and aristocrat Giacomo Beltrami was on the Red Lake River, southeast of Thief River Falls. Actually, he was in the river, not on it. He had a buffalo hide rope tightly wound in his right hand, with the strap pulled taut across his shoulder and fastened to a birch bark canoe laden with supplies and artif...