Categories
General Louisiana New Orleans Religion Sicily Traditions

St. Expedite

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”46″ display=”pro_tile”]

Expeditus, also known as Expedite, was said to have been a Roman centurion in Armenia who was martyred around April 303 in what is now Turkey, for converting to Christianity. Considered the patron saint of speedy cases, he is commemorated by the Catholic Church on 19 April. Source: Wikipedia

In this time of Coronavirus-caused financial stress, read Charles Marsala’s article about the origin of the Louisiana devotion to St. Expedite.



Italian phrase of the day
[table id=11 show_rows=”random” random_rows=”1″ /]

Categories
General Louisiana Sicily

LSU Fighting Tigers and its Sicily roots

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”35″ display=”pro_imagebrowser”]
Tiger Rag was written by Nick LaRocca of New Orleans in 1912. 
Nick’s dad was from Salaparuta, which hosts the Nick LaRocca Jazz Fest annually.
Categories
Art General Italy Sicily Tourism Travel

Caltagirone, a Baroque jewel

Caltagirone Baroque Tour
Caltagirone San Francesco
A beautiful view of Caltagirone’s San Francesco d’Assisi all’Immacolata (Copyright: Dreamstime)

Click on the image above to read L’Italo-Americano article.


Italian phrase of the day
[table id=11 show_rows=”random” random_rows=”1″ /]
Categories
Etna General Sicily Volcanos

Etna – the eruption of 1669

Watch part 1

Click here for the English transcript

Categories
General Italy Sicily

Sambuca – where homes sell for the price of an espresso

Sambuca
A view of the village of Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy. Shutterstock.com

Can selling its homes for the price of an espresso save this Sicilian town?
Click on the image to find more …
Sambuca - Sicilia
Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy. Shutterstock.com
Sambuca - Sicily


Italian phrase of the day

[table id=11 show_rows=”random” random_rows=”1″ /]