MY COUSIN THE SAINT
A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

Archive for October, 2010

Five years ago today

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Today is the fifth anniversary of a day that remains indelible in my memory, and the memory of the entire Catanoso family on in America and Italy. On October 23, 2005, in his very first such ceremony, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Padre Gaetano Catanoso in a grand ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. We were all there, 60 of us from America, more than 100 from Italy, cheering for our relative amid 100,000 others from around the world. What a day!

This commentary on National Public Radio broadcast Oct. 20, 2005, led to this book, published by HarperCollins on May 20, 2008.

Italian Festival, downtown Greensboro

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Second Annual Festival Italiano will be held on Sunday, October 17,  in downtown Greensboro. They’re getting started around noon on the 300 block of South Elm Street, just as the Crop Walk is finishing nearby. I’ll be at Tent 21 with books for sale and signing. Story and details here. Goes until 6 p.m. Lots of food and fun. Free admission. Perfect weather predicted. Come by a get a book or three!

Further details at the festival web site, here.

Coming soon to Fairfield, CT

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT has put up a nice web site to promote my talk there on November 3. Very much looking forward to it.