Mass in honor of Mother Cabrini will be celebrated on Sunday Nov 12th, at 10:30am at St Leonard's in the North End, 320 Hannover St, Boston, MA.  At birth, her name was Francesca Saverio Cabrini. After her death, she is now known as Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini, the patron saint of Immigrants. When she was canonized on July 7, 1946 by Pope Pius XII...

Italy once again sets its sights on the Oscars, spotlighting a theme that’s as relevant as it is enduring: immigration. This issue, marked by identity and turmoil, has been part of the nation for decades, echoing a shared experience with many other countries.  Io Capitano (Me Captain) by Matteo Garrone is Italy’s latest nominee for Best Internation...

As I stepped off the train in Milan Centrale, my heart pattered softly as butterfly wings. I visited Italy many times, but now, I have come to plant myself as an Italian American dual citizen. Not as a seedling, those years were gone, and I was fully formed, but rather as a reverse immigrant to propagate myself like a stem cutting in the soil of my...

The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University will present two film screenings by award-winning directors Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee in November as part of its year-long exploration of the Italian immigrant experience. The series, titled “Nuovo Mondo: A Century of Migrations from and to Italy”, will present a screening of acclaime...

In Cleveland, Ohio, prior to the formation of the city’s present day Little Italy, Italian immigrants settled in an area called Big Italy, located to the south and west of Public Square, in what was known as the Haymarket District. Prior to 1880, the neighborhood was primarily Jewish, but as the Jewish population moved on to better neighborhoods, t...

The Wooster Square neighborhood, as it came to be identified as an enclave for Italian immigrants, found those of other ethnic origins leaving, and the original Yankee industrialists abandoned their stately homes in favor of other neighborhoods that were more protected against foreign intrusion. The diaspora-like  influx of the primarily southern I...

While FDR had his fireside chats, I experienced porch side chats where I learned much about my heritage. It is well known that weekly Sunday suppers were a special time for large Italian families. It was a day of rest, except of course for Italian mothers — but they loved it, as they had an opportunity to enjoy the company of relatives and visiting...

October is Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month. In Connecticut, more than 584,000 Italian-Americans call the state home, according to World Population Review 2023. They make up 16-percent of the population, making Connecticut the state with the highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country. Over the decades, Italian immigrants and...

After a two-year hiatus, Cristiano Cosa breaks his silence and returns to releasing his music, with renewed maturity and style, to tell the stories of those who experience moving to a big city like New York, which has always been the subject of dreams and big changes. "L'Ultima Sera," already part of the original soundtrack of Davide Ippolito's doc...