Saint Joseph’s Day: Bread Loaves of Devotion

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Most prominent element of the altars for Saint Joseph, or le tavolate di San Giuseppe, are the sculpted loaves of bread that represent fertility and prosperity.

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3 thoughts on “Saint Joseph’s Day: Bread Loaves of Devotion

    • It’s mostly sculpted by hand. They use tools like knives and spoons and other pastry instruments to create some of the indents and shapes, but no, no form! It’s an act of prayer to show their devotion and express thanksgiving. A beautiful practice!

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