This exhibition explores the cultural-religious tradition of St. Joseph’s Tables, which are among the richest expressions of Italian American cultural identity and embody a living tradition that has transcended ethnic lines. St. Joseph is among the most venerated saints in Christianity; he is the patron saint of immigrants, workers, unborn children...

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...

IN THE MIDDLE AGES, THE story goes, a great famine ravaged Sicily. Peasants starved. The rain refused to come. In desperation, villagers prayed to Saint Joseph, the Biblical carpenter whom Christians believe to be Jesus Christ’s earthly foster father. If the Saint would intervene on their behalf, the Sicilian people promised, they would honor him w...

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...

The Italian American St. Joseph Society celebrated their 50th year of serving 500 pounds of pasta. This year, they asked people to wait at their tables to be served after the pasta was made.  Parade Marshal and Chef David Greco puts pasta into a giant bowl during the 50th annual St. Joseph's Pasta Party at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel in...

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...

Josephine “Jo” Sangermano Townsend will be 92 come April, and for the last 50 years, she has been creating lovely and well-loved St. Joseph Day tables at her parish. For the past 17 years, the spry nonagenarian has been doing so at St. Celestine Church in Elmwood Park. “It makes me feel good to do this.,” said Sangermano Townsend, who also lives in...

A new rendition of an ancient Sicilian tradition honoring St. Joseph kicks off Tuesday in the nation's oldest seaport where the first and subsequent generations of immigrants give thanks for their faith and wellbeing to their patron saint. Felicia (nee Ciaramitaro) Mohan and her inexhaustible group of cohorts — whom she affectionately refers to as...

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has released a list of St. Joseph’s Altars in the area that will be available for public viewing. The altars will be on display at church parishes and schools around the city. Archbishop Chapelle High School, 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, March 18, noon-8 p.m. Blessing of the Altar at noon, Rosary at 7 p.m.,...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 9am-6pm. Xavier University of Louisiana, Administration Building Auditorium, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans LA. Interest in and devotion to St. Joseph the Carpenter—the Virgin Mary’s husband and Jesus’s foster-father—has been present among Christians since the earliest centuries of the Common Era. Three academic institutions—Xa...