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Saint Agrippina Feast Opening Procession Features Costumes and Dancing [Photos]

It was a festive opening night for the Feast of Saint Agrippina di Mineo held July 31st on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. The statue was unveiled and processed down to the Greenway before returning to her new weekend feast chapel. Authentic Sicilian costumes were featured this year by the ribbon girls, handmade by ladies from Mineo, Sicily that Read More…

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Fisherman’s Club Makes History (Again) in Sicily at Procession of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca [Videos]

The Fisherman’s Club from Boston’s North End traveled to Italy this week bringing the statue of the Madonna del Soccorso “home” to Sciacca, Sicily and participating in the religious procession there. This is the second time the Boston club has made the trip, following a visit in the 1990’s. In this video, the Madonna statue Read More…

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North End’s Fisherman’s Club Brings Madonna Statue Home to Sciacca, Sicily

The Society of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca, known for the famous Fisherman’s Feast, brought the statue of the Madonna from its chapel in Boston’s North End to its founding home in Sciacca, Sicily. The Boston replica stood next to the larger statue at the Basilica Chiesa Madre in Sciacca. As part of this historic Read More…

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Photo Gallery – Honoring Santa Rosalia Di Palermo in Boston’s North End

The Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society of Boston honored their patron Saint Rosalie with a mass and street procession through the North End on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. Santa Rosalia is also known as The Little Saint. The story of Saint Rosalia: Rosalia Read More…

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Photos: Grand Procession for 93rd Madonna Della Cava Feast

The 93rd Madonna Della Cava Feast with the exposition of the image of the Madonna was held this weekend on Hanover and Battery Streets. The Grand Procession was held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 with four bands on hand playing traditional songs of celebration including the NorthEast Italian Band, St. Alfio’s Band, Sons of Italy Drum Read More…

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St. Agrippina’s Feast Grand Procession [Photos]

The 99th St. Agrippina’s Feast featured a 9 hour Grand Procession on Sunday, August 4, 2013 through the North End streets. Both the North End Marching Band and the Italian-American Band kept everyone upbeat with traditional feast music. The Grand Procession ended with the traditional “Tug of War” (the back half won again) and the Read More…

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Watching the Fisherman’s Feast in Sciacca, Sicily Versus Boston’s North End [Videos]

The Society of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca in Boston and the Cultural Councillor of Sciacca, Sicily recently announced a February 2014 visit by the North End’s Fisherman’s Club to Sicily with the Boston replica statue of Madonna. In Sicily, the procession is twice a year, in February and August. This year’s Fisherman’s Feast in Read More…

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North End’s Fisherman’s Club to Carry Madonna Statue “Home” to Sciacca, Sicily

The following post is from the Cultural Councillor of Sciacca, Sicily, Salvatore Monte, announcing the upcoming 2014 visit by members of the Society of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca (Fisherman’s Club). The post is shared by Louis Strazzullo, President of the Society known for continuing the tradition of famous Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End Read More…

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Sicilian Fishermen Tribute Planned at Long Wharf; Final Four Artist Submissions

Four final artist concepts have been submitted for a planned public art tribute to the Sicilian Fishermen of Boston’s North End. The public art installation will be on the north side of Long Wharf near the location of the former T Wharf. Along with Commercial Wharf and the former Eastern Packard Pier, T Wharf was Read More…

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Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Honored With Procession Through Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Rosalia Di Palermo was honored today with a mass and street procession through Boston’s North End. St. Rosalie is the patron saint of Palermo, Italy and also known as The Little Saint. The society was formed in Boston in 1939. The story of Saint Rosalia: Rosalia was born of a noble family descended from Read More…

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Grand Procession from 2012 Fisherman’s Feast [Video]

Not many North End traditions go as far back as the Fisherman’s Feast procession through the streets in honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca. This Grand Procession video from the 102nd Fisherman’s Feast captures great moments from Sunday’s 8-hour procession. The Fisherman’s Feast is the North End’s oldest continuously running Italian festival and one of Read More…

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102nd Fisherman’s Feast – Grand Procession and Flight of the Angel 2012 [Photos]

It was a picture perfect Flight of the Angel and Grand Procession for the Fisherman’s Feast on Sunday, in honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca. The all-day procession made its way through Boston’s North End as society members carried the statue of the Madonna, accompanied by several marching bands. New to the procession this Read More…