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!
Archive for October, 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.