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Only In Print: Saints of Brooklyn and Queens: ‘All you Holy Men and Women, Pray for Us!’

St. Rosalia
St. Rosalia
Borough Park
She was born in Palermo, Sicily, in 1130, a descendant of Charlemagne, first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. She chose to live a hermit’s life of solitude and prayer. She died in 1166.

Among the more than 175 parishes cited by the Diocese of Brooklyn, there are at least 110 saints referred to in parish and church names. 

In celebration of All Saint’s Day, Nov. 1, here is a starter in getting to know some of the lesser-known saints who, like all members of the Communion of Saints, have important stories worth preserving and sharing in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond…

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