The 96th Annual Grand Religious Feast Celebration in honor of Madonna Della Cava will be held on August 12, 13 and 14, 2016 on Hanover and Battery Streets in Boston’s North End. The celebration starts on Friday night at 7pm with the exposition of the image of the Madonna and a short procession. Entertainment highlights and the full schedule are shown below.
The image of Maria SS Della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily was rediscovered miraculously in the year 1223 by a mute from Trapani who was directed by Our Lady to proceed to the outskirts of the town where the portrait of Our Lady would be found. In the process, his speech and hearing were restored. The first words emitted by the mute were, “VIVA MARIA SS DELLA CAVA.” Read more at the society’s website: MadonnaDellaCava.com.