After an 8-hour Grand Procession through the streets of the North End, the statue of the Madonna returned home to North, Fleet and Lewis Streets where thousands had gathered for the famous “Flight of the Angel” at 102nd Fisherman’s Feast in honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca.
Watch the video for excerpts from the ceremony, starting with the “big money” coming down from the windows as a tribute to the Madonna. Then the crowd grows quiet as the side angels recite the devotion in Italian followed by the entrance of the flying angel from a third story window coming down to the street to meet the Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca. At the end, confetti rains on the scene in an astounding street celebration.
The 2012 Flying Angel was Jessica Marie Palazzolo with Side Angels Victoria Bono and Serina D’Amico.