Heritage

Italian Weddings, from a Priest’s POV!

July 2017 |
Every wedding is great and unique. As a priest, having the privilege of witnessing hundreds of weddings over the last 25 years, I can say that no two weddings are ever alike. Each is an expression of the individual couple, their families and...

Weddings in Italy

July 2017 |
Traditional weddings in Italy follow ancient traditions and customs that vary from region to region, contributing to the creation of a vast cultural heritage that keeps the bond with our land even more alive. Crossing the peninsula from North to...

Mother's Day: A Global Celebration from the U.S. to Italy

May 2017 |
La festa della mamma è una ricorrenza civile celebrata in tutto il mondo per onorare la figura materna e la maternità. Sebbene questa festività sia diffusa in moltissimi paesi, non esiste una data comune a tutti, per i suoi...

Labor Day in Italy

May 2017 |
La Festa del lavoro o Festa dei lavoratori viene celebrata il 1º maggio di ogni anno in molti Paesi del mondo per ricordare la lotta dei lavoratori per la riduzione della giornata lavorativa. La festa ricorda le battaglie operaie, in...

Welcome, Spring! May 1st and Its Virtues

May 2017 |
The month of May brings back to my mind the image of my maternal grandmother, Ada, who, like any true blooded teramana at the end of April, was busy planning the May 1st  lunch celebrating Workers' Day. My grandmother's house was full of...

NOIA Committed to the Next Generation

April 2017 |
So many Italian Americans have left indelible marks on history. What about the next generation of Italian Americans? We often reflect on what we can we do to make an impact. St. Teresa of Calcutta said, we can “do small things with great...

Coalburg Ohio Resource Group: Preserving the History of the Generation Before

April 2017 |
Perhaps the most important responsibility of this generation of Italian Americans is preserving the history of the generation before us. From researching your own ancestry to donating to and perusing the archives of cultural institutions such as...

Easter Tradition / Pasqua Tradizione

April 2017 |
Easter time 1960, I was 17-years-old and my brother Al and I were on spring break from school working at my dad’s gas station at E. 19th and Carnegie Ave. This was always a welcome springtime break. The Saturday before Easter was always...

Babysitting my Italian Grandmother

April 2017 |
When I was 13-years-old, besides gossiping about the cute boys in town and worrying about blossoming in all the right places, I was also dealing with the responsibility of taking care of my 83-year-old grandmother after she had suffered a stroke....
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