Lacombe Town Talk: Preparing the St. Joseph's Day altar

Mar 11, 2015 655

At Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, at 28088 Main Street in Lacombe, a group of ladies have been busy every day preparing for the annual St. Joseph Day altar. This Catholic/Italian tradition has always been held on Thursday (March 19), which is the feast of St. Joseph.

This longtime tradition was brought to America by some of the first Catholic/Italian immigrants. It is said that years before that, Sicily, in southern Italy, had experienced a great famine due to a longtime drought.

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