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St. Padre Pio relic coming to Boston in September

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BRAINTREE — “I’m very excited to announce that the Capuchin Friars who run the Shrine of St. Padre Pio have offered to come to Boston with the heart of Padre Pio for his feast day this year,” Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said in the Sept. 2 post of his weekly blog, CardinalSeansBlog.org. “This is the first time any major relic of Padre Pio has left Italy, and we are so pleased that they have offered to come to Boston for this historic visit. We know that many people throughout our country have a great devotion to Padre Pio, so the ...

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St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

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St. Leonard is wrapped in scaffolding to the point of not looking much like a church anymore. Even the sounds (including some of the language used by the workers) are not very church-like. As I wait for Padre Antonio Nardoianni, pastor of what is basically the only fully functional church left in Boston’s historical Italian neighborhood, I find myself thinking, “Maybe they should put extra signs — not for the locals, of course — but certainly for the tourists.” In fact, my refection wasn’t totally off mark. The fact that the Rubenesque Franciscan friar, who has led this parish for ...

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Boston Herald

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Taken from The Boston Herald http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20221127century-old_history_at_our_lady_of_mount_carmel/srvc=home&position=4 The devoted vigil to save the shuttered Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Boston reaches back generations to Italy itself. Parishioner Gina Scalicione said when she told an old Italian neighbor that she was immigrating to Eastie, he urged her to visit the church. “He told me ‘All that mortar that keeps those bricks and stone together I carried on a ladder,’ ” she said. If the Vatican goes along with the Archdiocese of Boston and allows the church to be sold, this beloved house of worship built in 1905 could be dust. The ...

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Mt. Carmel Parishioners Voice Concerns Over Church Closing

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On Sunday, April 22, 2012, about 30 parishioners of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in East Boston gathered to protest the Boston Archdiocese's decision to seal the locks of the church.

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