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Exposition of the Image of Madonna Della Cava on 2012 Opening Feast Night [Photos]

The rain and tornado warning delayed, but did not stop, the opening night of the 92nd Madonna Della Cava Feast, with the exposition of the image of the Madonna from her home at 3 Battery St. to the temporary Hanover St. chapel. The Northeast Italian Band was on hand with traditional songs of celebration.

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:

Enjoy these photos of the opening night of the Madonna Della Cava Feast on Friday, August 10, 2012.

Photos by Matt Conti. Download high resolution versions of these photographs and order prints/products here:

Madonna Della Cava Society Members
Hanover St. Chapel at Exposition of the Image of Madonna Della Cava


Northeast Italian Band in front of Chapel for Madonna Della Cava


Image of Madonna Della Cava in Hanover St. Chapel


Leader of the Northeast Italian Band, Salvatore Erna (left) with the band on the right.


Northeast Italian Band


Blessing by Fr. Claude of St. Leonard Church


Exposition of the Image of Madonna Della Cava from the Battery St. Home