This year marks the 75th anniversary of the canonization of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, and to celebrate the occasion, the national shrine to her, located in Lincoln Park, is launching a jubilee year on Nov. 13. The year includes a plenary indulgence for those who make a pilgrimage to the shrine, walk through its holy door and complete the necessar...

In Italy, on November 1st, we celebrate Ognissanti: a very ancient ritual of Christian origin that commemorates all the Saints of our religion. The history of this festival evolves between the sacred and the profane and the rituals connected to it are many and vary from region to region. Let's discover together which are the most important ones. Th...

In the Canto XXI of Paradise, 106-111, Dante Alighieri the supreme Italian poet, through the mouth of Pier Damiani describes the area located between the two coasts, Tyrrhenian and Adriatic in the middle of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, not far from Florence, “where there are mountains so high that the thunder falls much lower.” There is the top of...

L'Europa vanta uno dei percorsi più importanti del mondo, incentrato sul credo religioso, la cultura e la bellezza. Ogni anno migliaia di pellegrini percorrono a piedi, in bicicletta o anche a cavallo la Via Francigena. Questa antica via attraversa tutta la Francia ed entra in Italia attraverso il Colle del Gran San Bernardo. Infine, attraversa la...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

One of the most important relics of Christianity is located in Italy. It is the Holy Shroud of Turin which has had many scientists and religious figures argue on its authenticity. Today it is preserved inside a case inside the Duomo of Turin. During public exhibitions it is showed to worshippers. The case with the Shroud is inside a chapel where pi...

From watching a game at Fenway Park to sailing on the Charles River, summers in Boston are defined by a variety of activities and customs. In Boston's North End neighborhood, summers revolve around one thing: feasts. Join us as we examine the religious feasts of Boston's North End neighborhood as an emblem of the Italian-American identity and exper...

Following an historic year, 2020, the Saint Rocco Society was able to again continue its undisturbed tradition of Mass and procession for Saint Rocco in Little Italy, NYC. The Saint Rocco Society of Potenza diligently worked to ensure that their faith and tradition could continue despite a torrential downpour throughout the entire procession. A glo...

San Gennaro is an important part of the history, tradition and religion of Naples. The patron saint of the gulf cit, in fact, is historically connected to the town in a very profound way, and it represents a myth whose importance is renewed every year over and over again, especially in occasion of the miraculous melting of his blood, the 19th of Se...

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, we are delighted to host our annual Benefit Event at the Chicago Yacht Club Monroe Station. This year we celebrate "Mother Cabrini in Chicago..A History of Mission..and Legacy of Service." Cabrini National Shrine 2021 Benefit Event is our primary fundraiser of the year and provides important support for our Shrine mini...