Scalabrini was the guardian angel of the many Italians who emigrated to the United States in the 19th century in search of fortune and founded a congregation, with male and female branches, that has been welcoming and supporting migrants ever since. Pope Francis I approved the favorable votes of the ordinary session of the fathers cardinals and bis...

Monday, June 06 2022. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 W 43rd St Suite 1700, New York, NY. Alyssa J. Maldonado-Estrada (Kalamazoo College). Every Saturday, a group of men can be found in the basement of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, busily measuring, hammering, and paintin...

Each year, more than three-dozen Italian patron saint celebrations grace the Chicago area. Kept alive by paesani from villages and cities across Italy, these events preserve some of the most cherished of our traditions. Festivities range from simple religious services to solemn masses and processions to family festivals that last several days. But...

Churches have always been the guardians of exceptional works of art. And it is often by looking up into the immensity of their domes that wonderful masterpieces and frescoes by great artists of the past are revealed. This is the ideal time to discover these expressions of human genius in the most beautiful churches of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emi...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary come June 5. The event is scheduled for the 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a brunch and program in the community center, 1200 E. 21st St. Tickets are $25 per person, children ages 10 and under $12.50. Our Lady of Peace Parish consists of three churches — Our Lady of Mount Carm...

The daughter of a 20th-century saint is opening an international pilgrimage center in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, who is the daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), is opening the center to promote the sanctity of the family and the protection of all human life.  Effingham Radio reports that the center will be named...

Join us on May 11th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Zoom for a virtual discussion of Italian Faith & Culture: Crafting a Pathway Forward For Younger Generations. It is no secret that Italian-Americans are largely assimilated into American society. However, second and third generation Italian-Americans are now starting to realize that their religious and...

For countless Italian Americans, many of the best-loved hallmarks of our distinct culture are intrinsically tied to Catholic tradition.  Even for those who have let their personal practice lapse, or for others who come from different religious backgrounds, recollections of a special feast day in the old neighborhood, or holiday traditions rooted in...

IT’S BACK! The Festival Committee is happy to announce that the Saint Anthony’s Festival is BACK for 2022. After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, Cortland’s favorite Italian Festival and celebration of Saint Anthony will be held on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th. Many of the Festival favorites are planned—the Spaghetti Sup...

Marco De Sio, an award-winning journalist from California who worked as a dishwasher at a Catholic Retreat Center, has completed his new book, "The Third Secret": a thrilling and mysterious fiction of the mysteries shrouding the Catholic Church. De Sio shares, "An Italian immigrant named Big Al comes to America at the turn of the twentieth century...