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97th Feast of Madonna Della Cava in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Shown above are pictures from 2017 Feast of Madonna Della Cava in Boston’s North End. (More photos)

The Madonna Della Cava Society of Boston’s North End held their 97th annual feast on the weekend of August 11-13, 2017. The society honors Maria SS Della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily. Her image 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 her portrait 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, 

Mayor Marty Walsh visited just before the opening ceremonies, shown below.