Padre Pio Relic Coming Sept. 18 To Our Lady of Mount Carmel

It is a bandage stained with blood from St. Padre Pio’s stigmata will appear Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The relic will be available for people to view before and after 11 a.m. Mass.

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.

The Giglio is Back: OLMC Feast Gets Green Light for July Return

Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish’s annual summertime feast returns this year July 7-18. Now, as most restrictions have eased, preparations for the famed event — an annual Brooklyn tradition since at least 1903 — have moved forward.

Landlords Face Tough Times But One Still Shares Blessings

New York City rental industry analysts warn of massive financial losses for landlords in 2020, yet one Brooklyn Landlord, Mario Salerno, made headlines when he canceled April rent for his 200 tenants to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Coverage ‘Lifts’ Giglio Feast

A fresh wave of able-bodied lifters has rejuvenated an Italian tradition that dates back more than a century in Williamsburg and more than a millennium in Nola, Italy.

A Not So Barren Island

Dear Editor: I truly appreciated reading Ed Wilkinson’s column on little-known Barren Island (Aug. 27).