On one of the most historically rich days of our Italian community, I was fortunate to be on the diocesan float with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Mother Cabrini statue that was presented to our community in a procession and Mass which I had attended with my mother and many of the proud religious organizations.
Saint Philomena, the patron saint of youth and babies, died on Aug. 10, 304, at the age of 13. She was canonized in 1837 and her feast day is Aug.11. An interesting fact is that she died on a Friday at 3 p.m. just like when Jesus did on Good Friday.
History. Strange how much it truly impacts an identity, whether it be a nation or an individual. It’s a person’s kryptonite. Until it’s not— at least for some.
Summer is supposed to be a time of carefree relaxation, but some of us who have finished the school year might not be feeling this way. Maybe you had a rough year and didn’t achieve everything you wanted to.
My name is Jessica Dalonzo. I am a Henry Viscardi School (HVS) alumna from the Class of 2018. I also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 7A, a connective tissue disorder that lacks proteins called collagen, essentially affecting the muscles and joints. However, despite of my disability, I do not allow it to influence my morale and view of life. It is only the beginning.
I always viewed life through rose-colored glasses, but from 2015 to 2018, numerous circumstances in my life challenged me personally and academically. Nevertheless, these circumstances were blessings in disguise as they allowed me to overcome these hardships and give back to the community through volunteer work and define a specific career path that would benefit humanity.
Being an active member at St. Clare’s in Rosedale has given me the insight about what it means to be Catholic. Last fall, I started attending Faith Formation classes.
Freedom of speech is the right that we, as citizens of the United States, are entitled to. This right, included in the First Amendment to the Constitution, states that the government may not punish people or organizations based on what they say or write.
As my World Youth Day Panama pilgrimage came to an end, I was able to see that the transformation started within myself.
I wanted to come on this pilgrimage because I believe that there is a transformation to come.