Lifting of the Giglio: A Neighborhood Tradition of Invitation

Hundreds of enthusiastic spectators crowded onto Havemeyer Street in front of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday, July 9, to witness a Catholic tradition that dates back to  1887 Italy: the hoisting of the seven-story Giglio.

Mom Dedicates Time to Fundraising for Research on Son’s Rare Disorder

Camille Fortunato admits that when her son Anthony Filippazzo was diagnosed at the age of 2 with Williams syndrome, a rare disorder that severely affects heart function and motor skills, she didn’t take the news well. She now dedicates her time to raising funds for research into the disorder.

Finding Faith — and Family — in the Holy Land

When George Prezioso decided to take his second pilgrimage to the Holy Land he knew he was in good company traveling with Msgr. David Cassato, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello along with friends from across the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast is Underway

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast — a beloved Williamsburg tradition featuring 12 days of fun, food, rides, music, and tributes to an Italian saint — has begun.

Msgr. Gigantiello Named Seventh FDNY Chaplain

In his last official act as New York City Fire Commissioner, Daniel Nigro swore in Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello (inset) as the Bravest’s newest chaplain on Monday at the FDNY headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.

The ‘Dance of the Giglio’ Makes Triumphant Return

Thousands thronged Williamsburg Sunday for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish had faithfully hosted the feast since the early 1900s. This year, however, was especially thrilling for the feasters whose cherished event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.