The blistering heat did not stop the 96th annual feast celebrating Madonna Della Cava in Boston’s North End this weekend. The MDC society brought out the image of Maria SS Della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily, and processed for seven hours throughout the North End.
The image of Madonna della Cava 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.
Shown below are pictures from Sunday’s Procession of Madonna Della Cava in Boston’s North End.