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.
Mural of Williamsburg and Mt. Carmel Feast Graces Parish Hall
Turn left at the bottom of the steps of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s St. Paulinus Hall in Williamsburg and your eyes are filled with a colorful mural celebrating this Brooklyn neighborhood and the return of the parish’s annual Giglio Feast.
Brooklyn Landlord Says Fire Safety is Always a Top Priority
In the wake of last week’s multi-fatality fire in the Bronx, a Williamsburg landlord says preventative maintenance of safety features is good hedge hedge against tragic disasters in rental properties.
Bishop Brennan Urges Youth, ‘Don’t be Afraid to Give Yourself to Jesus’
Bishop Robert J. Brennan celebrated Mass Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph to observe World Youth Day. He urged youth teenagers from across the Diocese of Brooklyn to be like St. Joseph, cast off fear, and “Don’t be afraid to give yourself to Jesus.”
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.
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Celebrates Dedication of New 550-Seat Church
Members of Saints Peter and Paul Parish packed their new 550-seat church in a historic building to witness the consecration of its altar by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
One Family’s Williamsburg Roots, Ties to Giglio, Run Deep
Tillie Tarantino Way, the street named after her mother in 2017, is the most visible example of Angela Aragona’s family ties to Williamsburg, which date back more than 100 years.
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.