If life imitates art, then the glamorous pieces that fashion designer Caterine Sanchez brings to fruition are clothes that embrace sensuality, femininity, imagination, and nature, while incorporating movement, hand-drawn images, and, if one digs a little deeper, even symbols of her admiration for a group of Franciscan friars.
The usual peace and quiet of a Sunday afternoon on 217th St., between 92nd and 93rd avenues, in this Queens neighborhood was anything but on Sept. 12. Instead, it was transformed by the colorful and boisterous sights and sounds of a popular Indian Marian devotion: the celebration of the feast day of Our Lady of Velankanni, also known as Our Lady of Good Health.
Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc, fear, and destruction in southern Louisiana on Sunday, Aug. 29, as one of the most powerful systems to hit the region since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is asking the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti by contributing to a voluntary second collection at Mass during the next couple of weeks.
How many times would an organist have to play the traditional “Bridal Chorus” ballad during the beginning of a wedding? For those in attendance for the ceremony outside Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Corona, Queens, on July 17, the answer was unequivocally simple: as many times it takes to let nearly 30 brides walk down the church aisle.
The Feast of Santo Niño calls for a traditional Filipino trifecta of faith, food, and family. For members of the diocesan Filipino ministry in Fresh Meadows, the June 26 celebration didn’t fall short of meeting those expectations.
At 100 years and counting, Rosita Lewis is truly living her best life. Proudly wearing a sparkling crown bedazzled with the three digits marking her centennial year and a white and gold glitter sash, the Trinidadian-born great grandmother celebrated like a queen, surrounded by family, on June 11.
The New York State Catholic Conference has appointed Dennis Poust as its Executive Director.
“God has big plans for you!” was recalled as the iconic quote of Msgr. John Tosi, the former pastor of 15 years at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone. On a sunny Friday afternoon, crowds gathered outside the Queens church on May 21 to witness one plan that God had in store to remember the late priest’s life: the unveiling of the street sign co-named after him.
The NYPD launched an investigation Wednesday into the vandalism of a statue that memorialized Polish priest and martyr, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, who was murdered in 1984 due to his work within Poland’s Solidarity movement.