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Old 03-19-2002, 09:09 AM   #1
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Happy St. Joseph's Day

As 100% Italian I've got to represent our day of celebration.

After all, didn't Bono say that the Irish were just like the Italians.. except without style..





(a little info on our day!)
Two days after the feast of the great Irish saint comes the day of the carpenter of Nazareth, Saint Joseph, "the just man," of whom the Gospels say little but who is beloved by generations of Italians and Italian-Americans, celebrated on March 19.
Though often pictured as an aged man, bearded and bent with years, Joseph has more recently been seen as younger, more fitted to his role as protector of the young Mary and her Child.

Saint Joseph is patron of many places and many trades. He is the guardian of the spiritual home of Christians, the Church, and of the material home, too.

The tradition of a St. Joseph's Day began when there was a drought in Sicily in the middle ages.
In desperation, people asked St. Joseph, their patron, to intervene.They promised, if rain came, they would prepare a big feast in his honor. The tradition says these prayers were answered with rainy weather.
In gratitude, huge banquet tables were set-up in public and poor people were invited to come and eat as much as they wanted.
Generosity marks this day,as it did the character of Joseph himself. In many nations it's a day of sharing with the poor and needy, and nowhere is this better carried out than in the nation that perhaps loves San Giuseppe the most: Italy.
In many Italian villages, especially in Sicily, everyone of any means contributes to a table spread in the public square as an offering for favors received from prayers to this kindly saint.

now: Salud! Go eat!

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Old 03-19-2002, 09:17 AM   #2
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Happy St Joseph's Day!!!



Italy is a beautiful country! I love it!! Great food, friendly ppl, great futbol!

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mmmmmmm, Yummy Zeppole:

The best part about the feast of St. Joseph.

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Well, I'm only 25% Italian, but can I celebrate as well?

Some of my favorite photo memories from my travels in Italy...









*still angry because Target wrecked my other roll of photos, including great shots of Venice, all my photos from Florence and Pisa, and sunset pics from the Riviera*

Oh well, Happy St. Joseph's Day anyways.

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WoW!! those are beautiful pics Sula!

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All those pics are beautiful!! I love Italy too! I have a good friend who lives there and she loves BONO! Here's a pic in her honor for the holiday!

[img]http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0MAAAADQQb3vXLc4MM9Ng3lkIQtX8iG6c*L0wKPGeSaBylyLSm5PdRpimVeoSGMZJ42KwAA9bSHaQvfQbQCpbMQ/2002bonopose.jpg[/img]

Italy has lots of good U2 fans and I hope they will tour there again soon!

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Mmmmmnnn. I am not Italian, but I will celebrate by eating yummy Italian food today. Maybe Lasagna, or Spaghetti. Mmmmmnnn!! Italian food is my favorite!!

I had already planned to watch the Soprano's tonight, but does that count as celebrating??

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mmmmmmm, Yummy Zeppole:

The best part about the feast of St. Joseph.
mmmmmmzeppolesss

Sula those pictures are gorgeous!



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WOOHOOO!!! Italians in the Hoouuuse!!!

I've never been to Italy, but here are some lovely pics taken by some people who obviously have





Here are some pics of Cosenza, where my family is from:







Happy St. Joseph's Day!!!


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Happy St. Joseph's Day-hey, no knocking the Irish folks like me

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Love your pictures of Italy Hallelujah. Some day I hope to visit my relatives in northern Italy.

HAPPY ST. JOSEPH'S DAY EVERDAY!!!
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And now 'tis time for a glorious Italian feast!!

We have...

Spaghetti:


Tortellini:


Lasagna:


Gnocchi (my personal favorite):


And for dessert, some glorious, glorious tiramisu:


Now MANGIA!!! Eat!!



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my goodness, I didn't realize that a brand of aspirin could merit getting its very own holiday!

I SOOO want to go to Italy....but only if Bono will take me on a picnic thru the Italian countryside!

GREAT pics girls...now I'm starvin!!
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*Homer Simpson voice* Zeppole...mmmmmmmm

Dude, it is on St Joseph's day that I most miss the WONDERFUL Italian bakeries in my hometown...*sheds tear*
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*Homer Simpson voice* Zeppole...mmmmmmmm

Dude, it is on St Joseph's day that I most miss the WONDERFUL Italian bakeries in my hometown...*sheds tear*
Beebs, me tooo!!! I just read on MPS that you used to live in RI.. I used to work at a bakery in RI..... hmm.....

but yes, there are NO zeppolas around here! luckily i'm going home on friay!


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