This weekend, the Saint Agrippina di Mineo Benefit Society celebrated their annual Feast in honor of Saint Agrippina on the corner of Hanover & Battery Streets. Saint Agrippina Di Mineo was a beautiful blond princess who was unmercifully tortured to death by the Emperor Valerian in 256 AD. After her death, her body was taken from Rome to Mineo, Sicily, by three holy women; Bassa, Paula and Agatonica. Each year since 1914, a group of devoted people come together to renew their faith in her in Boston’s North End, as was the custom in the land of origin, Mineo, Sicily. (More on the North End Feasts.)
Click on the images below to enlarge. Photos by Matt Conti and Christine Barton (MeasuredinMoments.com).