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LE FESTE

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Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus
  March 19,   2011
 

 
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Saint Joseph's Table -- 
La Tavola di San Giuseppe   
    
The feast day of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19 every year.
During a famine in Sicily, when food was scarce and many people were starving, the poor people had only their faith to rely on. St. Joseph was known as the protector of the Holy Family and Italians had strong family relationships, so they prayed for St. Joseph to intercede for them so they could have successful crops. Their prayers were answered, and the famine came to an end.  In gratitude, people promised to make annual offerings of their most precious possession – food – in St. Joseph's honor.
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                     BUON NATALE ! 

 

Madonna & Child - Antonello da Messina
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