The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Shrine will commemorate the recent passing of the Rev. Peter Sordi with an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, June 1. The Mass will be concelebrated by local Scalabrini priests, with Bishop Lawrence Sabatini and the Rev. Nicholas Marro speaking during the services. (708-344-4140) Rev. Peter was born and ordained in Ital...

A massive chorus of devotees of all ages will take to the streets Sunday, clad in white garb, bright red sashes and carrying bouquets of flowers, barefoot or in socks, shouting “Primo Deo San Sebastiano!” as they run into their church, then parade around the block hoisting a heavy likeness of their patron saint. “First God and then St. Sebastian!”...

One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish an orphanage were in danger of being scrapped. Despite obstacles and opposition, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini and the seven nuns who arrived with her...

With enthusiasm and an infectious smile, Adolfo Affatato approached the microphone at St. Ambrose Church in the Hill neighborhood of south St. Louis.  “Good morning. I don’t speak English,” he said in English looking out at a full church on a Thursday morning. He did what he could in an opening statement, addressing the crowd as “my dear friends, m...

Pilgrim Lutheran Church’s Tabitha Society hosted its annual Women’s Banquet. The theme this year was “That’s Amoré” and was seen in the food and decorations. Women walked into Pilgrim’s new gathering space to the sound of classic Italian music. The hanging chandeliers cast a warm glow on the tables as the space was filled with chatter. Reverend Mik...

Thursday, May 2nd, members of the Constantinian Auxiliary prepared and distributed food to the homeless in Chinatown and Two Bridges, New York on the Feast of Sant’Atanasio il Grande (Saint Athanasius the Great). Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration (29 Mott St.), volunteers prepared 30 care packages replete with toiletries and ready to eat...

Abbiamo incontrato l’arcivescovo Salvatore Joseph Cordileone pellegrino per la prima volta nel santuario del Volto Santo a Manoppello. Nome e cognome dell’arcivescovo non nascondono le evidenti origini italiane. Nato a San Diego (1956), è arcivescovo di San Francisco dal 2012. Prima ancora ha esercitato il ministero episcopale nelle diocesi di San...

A large group of men with a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be honored next month at the Dante Society of Westerly's annual "Person of the Year" banquet. The 36-member Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Committee was chosen to receive the award, the first time in its history that the Dante Society will present an entire committee with its...

Friday May 10 2019 8:00 pm. The Church of Saint Francis Xavier. 46 West 16th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: 212-998-8739 casa.italiana@nyu.edu I Sacri Musicali Affetti - Sacred Works by Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) Presented by Salon Sanctuary Concerts and New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. This concert, brings well-deserved attentio...

Relics of St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, have been touring in the Americas for the past two years, venerated by more than 500,000 faithful Catholics. They will visit Kansas City’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 15. The relics — Padre Pio’s glove, crusts of his wounds, cotton gauze with blood stains, a lock of his hair, his mantle a...