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Pictures from Sunday procession for the 2017 Feast of Madonna Della Cava in Boston’s North End. (More photos)

It was a picture perfect Sunday afternoon for the 97th Grand Procession in honor of Madonna Della Cava as part of the annual feast in Boston’s North End. The MDC society brought out the image of Maria SS Della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily, and processed until dark throughout the neighborhood.

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, MadonnaDellaCava.com.


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