Bread Loaves for Saint Joseph Day 2023

Today was our annual Saint Joseph’s ritual breadmaking workshop. This year, Experience Sicily partnered with National Organization of Italian American Women. This bread making practice is a form of prayer to San Giuseppe. The loaves, which are made in the shape of flowers, doves, fava beans, and carpentry tools, to name a few, are meant to thank this patron of fathers, fatherhood, carpenters, and those who toil for their work for having gotten us through the famine (of winter) and/or asking for protection or abundance for the year ahead. The breads will be placed on our altar for St. Joseph during next Sunday’s feast of San Giuseppe luncheon in New York City.

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