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Madonna Delle Grazie 2019 Procession [Photo Gallery]

The annual procession was held for Madonna delle Grazie on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Boston’s North End. The society honors Madonna Delle Grazie of Avellino, Italy and 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 Read More…

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Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony to Visit from Italy for 100th Feast

In celebration of the Centennial of the Feast of Saint Anthony, the members of Saint Anthony’s Society have announced the visitation of the Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony from the Pontifical Basilica Di Sant’ Antonio in Padua, Italy. Fr. Alessandro Ratti, OFM Conv of the Franciscan Friars of Padua, will travel with two major relics of the beloved Read More…

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Saint Padre Pio Procession [Photo Gallery]

A procession honoring Saint Padre Pio took place on Sunday, June 23, through the streets of Boston’s North End. The procession began at St. Leonard’s Church where devotees hoisted the statue of St. Padre Pio onto their shoulders and proceeded to carry the Saint around the neighborhood. St. Padre Pio was canonized by Pope John Read More…

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Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

[Due to rain, the Thursday June 13 procession is postponed until Friday June 14 at 6:00 pm] The Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua will begin on Saturday June 8 with a spaghetti supper and will continue through Thursday, June 13 when there will be a High Mass followed by a candlelit procession. For dinner Read More…

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Video Feature: Boston’s First Annual San Gennaro Feast

As the weather improves, preparations are being made for another Summer feast season in Boston’s North End. To wrap up the 2018 feast season, videographer Rocco Capano shares these feature highlights from Boston’s First Annual San Gennaro Feast. San Gennaro is the patron saint of Naples, Italy. For the first Boston feast, a newly created Read More…

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Photo Gallery: “All Saints Day” Procession in Boston’s North End

A new tradition started this year for All Saints Day where eight religious societies came together for a celebratory gathering in Boston’s North End. Known primarily for their feasts and processions, the groups sponsored a Community Mass with Fr. Claude Scrima and Italian music on November 1st at the newly restored Saint Leonard Church. After Read More…

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First Feast of San Gennaro in Boston’s North End Features Classy Entertainment and Italian Food (Photos)

Italian feast food and entertainment headlined the first annual Feast of San Gennaro on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End on September 21 through 23, 2018. A newly created statue of Saint Gennaro by the sculptor Ettore Marinelli was revealed just weeks after it was blessed by Pope Francis in person at the Vatican. With near perfect Read More…

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Feast of San Gennaro Comes to Boston’s North End, Sept. 21-23 [Update]

The first annual Feast of San Gennaro will be in Boston’s North End on September 21 through 23, 2018. The venue will be at the corner of Hanover and Battery Streets featuring outdoor dining and high-end entertainment including The Midtown Men, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, and the New York Bee Gees. The Saint Gennaro Foundation Boston, a 501(c)3 Read More…

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Procession of Santa Rosalia in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held their 79th Annual Mass and Procession on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Boston’s North End. The Santa Rosalia Society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. The story of Saint Rosalia: Rosalia was born of a noble family descended from Charlemagne before being led by angels to a solitary Read More…

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2018 North End Feast Photos by Jeff Tamagini

Photographer Jeff Tamagini has been walking with the North End feast processions for several years. He is planning on making a book after about ten years. In the meantime, enjoy Jeff’s photos from the 2018 St. Agrippina, St. Anthony’s and Fisherman’s Feasts. All photos by Jeff Tamagini, Tamagini Visuals. Contact Jeff at: jeff.tamagini.5@gmail.com

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99th Saint Anthony’s Feast Photo Gallery

One year short of its centennial, the opening ceremonies at the 99th St. Anthony’s Feast were a spectacle for thousands of devotees of the patron saint. Always on the last weekend in August, the gold-adorned statue of San Antonio emerged to the faithful under the glory of confetti and streamers. A blessing by Fr. Antonio of St. Leonard Church was followed by a Read More…

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97th Feast of Santa Lucia Celebrated in North End [Photos]

The St. Lucy Society kicked off their 97th Feast on Thursday night in honor of Santa Lucia, St. Lucy, Vergine e’ Martire – Protectress of Eyesight. This is the second year the feast has been held on the Thursday night before the St. Anthony’s Feast and it appeared to bring out a nice crowd to the festivities. After Read More…