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Photos: 2017 Madonna delle Grazie Procession in Boston’s North End

The 2017 annual procession was held for Madonna delle Grazie on July 9th in Boston’s North End. This year, the St. Joseph’s Society hosted the group at their Hanover Street club before heading out to the neighborhood streets.

The society to honor Madonna Delle Grazie of Avellino, Italy was founded in Boston in 1903 from San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Madonna delle Grazie (Our Lady of Graces) is a devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church.

Photographer Gerri Palladino captured the procession and festivities in photo gallery below. In the third photo, the grandfather of this 4-generation family is the one that brought over the statue of Madonna delle Grazie. Shown also are mother, Benita Pintone, daughters, Givietta Pompey & Theresa Pagliuca, grand-daughter Melissa Ward and great grand daughter Carmen Ward.

Photos by Gerri Palladino.