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

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A saint from Brooklyn?

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Today’s New York Times:

Brooklyn, the borough of churches and trees, Walt Whitman and Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand and Mike Tyson, has never lacked for people of distinction — except perhaps in one category.

Nobody from Brooklyn has ever been made a saint.

But at a special church service on Thursday night, Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn opened what is known as a “canonical inquiry” into the cause of sainthood for a Brooklyn priest, Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn.

On the road

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I’m happy to say I will be in New York City next week for a couple of book talks and a book signing:

March 11: I will be a guest speaker during the evening service at St. Athanasius Church, 6120 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn. The service starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A book signing will follow the service.

March 12: I will speak as part of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute‘s Writers Read Series. The institute is part of Queen College, CUNY, and is located at 25 W. 43rd St., 17th Floor, in Manhattan. This event begins around 6 p.m., and the institute requests that those coming call to RSVP: 212-642-2094. A book signing will follow the talk.

March 13: I will be at Old Town Bar for a book signing. This will start around 6:30 p.m. The historic literary hangout is owned by friends of my sister’s who have generously arranged this event.

As a special family treat, my wife, singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, will perform on March 13 at Googies Lounge in the Village (154 Ludlow Street) at 7:30 p.m.