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Video: 93rd Madonna Della Cava Feast Procession – August 2013


The 93rd Madonna Della Cava Feast was held on August 9-11, 2013 in Boston’s North End. This video shows scenes from Opening Night and the exposition of the image of the Madonna on Friday night. Then, it transitions to Sunday’s Grand Procession through the streets of the North End. Featured bands include the Northeast Italian Band, Saint Alfio’s Band, the Sons of Italy Drum Corps and the Alumni Defenders.

Video Highlights:

  • 0:15 Opening Night
  • 2:40 Beginning of Sunday Grand Procession
  • 5:00 On Hanover Street and through the North End streets
  • 7:50 Inside Pizzeria Regina
  • 11:00 Celebration at the Fisherman’s Club
  • 15:20 Inside St. Agrippina’s Club
  • 18:50 Procession Finale

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: