Mother Cabrini opened an orphanage in the French Quarter in 1892 As a Yellow Fever Epedemic was leaving many orphans in New Orleans, Mother Cabrini arrived. In 1904, she received $75,000.00 from Captain Salvatore Pizzati to build a new orphange which is became Cabrini High School in 1959. Records show that 7,849 people died in New Orleans in 1853 d...

The Feast of San Gennaro would have celebrated its third Boston iteration this year but has been canceled for this September, according to its North End organizers Frank DePasquale, Pasquale Trotta and Nick Varano who vow to bring it back in September 2021.  “It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone our beloved Feast of San Gennaro this ye...

On Monday March 16th Arthur Brocato and staff came in on their normally closed day to build their annual St. Joseph’s Altar. Just as they were finishing, the city announced restaurants and bars would be closed to inside dining. Arthur made a decision to move the altar from the back of the gelato parlor to the front window of the store. A customer p...

A national monument since 1902, the Basilica in Collemaggio de L’Aquila, outside the city walls on the hill of the same name, is one of the best examples of Abruzzo’s architecture. The church was built in 1288 by Pietro da Morrone, who would become pope as Celestine V only six years later. It has protected its founder’s mortal remains since 1327. T...

In their temporal dimension as popes, Saints John XXIII and John Paul II fervently and effectively served their savior and His church with humility and humor, and without hints of self-importance. These same gifts were bestowed on convivial, nonagenarian priest and Waterbury native the Rev. Vito DeCarolis, who worked in Waterbury’s Our Lady of Lour...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is featuring an exhibition – "St. Joseph's Tables: Expressions of Devotion, Charity and Abundance" - that features Pueblo in its exploration of Italian American cultural identity in a centuries-old tradition. The exhibition, which opened last week and continues through May 17, traces the history of St. Jos...

Legend has it that in 1625, as a plague swept Palermo and killed dozens of people each day, Saint Rosalia appeared before a man. Rosalia, a young Sicilian hermit who died 500 years earlier, told him that if the people of Palermo walked in procession while carrying her relics, to be found in a grotto on Monte Pellegrino, then the “evil fever” would...

The annual St. Joseph Day Communal Celebration & Ethnic Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th @ 1:00 Pm at the W. Warwick Town Hall. A brief ethnic commemoration will take place in Council Chambers followed by refreshments of coffee, juice & the pastry of the day, Zeppoles. A flag-raising observance of the Italian flag to incorporate our d...

For those who are praying for the people impacted by and suffering from coronavirus: The Vatican is encouraging a day of prayer and fasting in order to invoke divine help and intervention against the coronavirus in Rome, Italy, and the world. Many Catholics are praying a Novena prayer to St. Rocco, who has been venerated for centuries as the protec...

The weather has been unseasonably mild this year, yet families and individuals continue to be cold and hungry. Many organizations benefit from generous donations during the holidays, but many people then return to their daily routines and forget those in need. For members of UNICO, March provides an opportunity to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph...