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.
Celebrations are underway for the 136th annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast, a 12-day festival in gratitude to the Virgin Mary.
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.
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.
EMS Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, 61, was fatally stabbed Thursday on an Astoria street corner while getting lunch. Her attacker is believed to be mentally ill. She served with the FDNY for 25 years, and was among first responders to the 9/11 terror attacks.
On a day when the weather was breathtakingly beautiful, the most stunning sight people saw when they looked up toward the blue sky wasn’t the sun or the clouds, but the Giglio.
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.
Film producer Jason Jones did not have to enter Ukraine to assess the humanitarian crisis wrought by Russia’s invasion a month and a half ago.
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.
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.