Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sicilian tradition keeps growing

The DesMoines Register has a great article on the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa's 12th annual St. Joseph Altar. Even the Virtual St. Joseph Altar got a mention:
According to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar Web site, the tradition began during a famine when the people of Sicily prayed to their patron saint, Joseph, for relief. When the famine ended, they prepared a table with foods they had harvested. After paying homage to St. Joseph, they distributed the food to the less fortunate.
read Sicilian tradition keeps growing

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