History & culture

La Madonna Arrives in Custonaci

August 2019 |
Il Santurario della Madonna di Custonaci, patrona di diversi Comuni staccatasi da Erice, raccoglie oggi l’identità del popolo dell’agro-ericino ed è stato per secoli meta di pellegrini venuti ad omaggiare la Madonna arrivata dal mare, secondo la...

NIAF On Campus Fellowship Scholarship Announced

August 2019 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced that the 2019-2020 NIAF on Campus Fellowship application is open now until September 13. The program is intended for future leaders who self-identify as active in the Italian American...

Superstition or Religion? Religious Paraphernalia in My Young Life

July 2019 |
Molte persone sono superstiziose e lo sono indipendentemente da cultura, luogo di origine, estrazione sociale o livello di istruzione. In generale si può definire superstizione  ogni atto al quale si attribuisce il potere, misterioso e...

“Freedom and democracy incompatible with those who always look for enemies”

July 2019 |
The President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, June 2. “Freedom and democracy are not compatible with those who fuel conflicts, with those who aim at creating senseless opposition between identities, with those who foment clashes, with...

La Bella Figura: The Italian Way

July 2019 |
It is no secret that Italians like the idea of “la bella figura” which literally translates to “the beautiful figure.” It specifically means to dress well to make a good impression. Wanting to look appealing is a common desire for Italians, an...

The Columbus Letters

July 2019 |
When Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage west, he began writing a journal, noting the course and sailing conditions. As with the letters Columbus wrote on his return trip to Spain, the journal was also hand-copied and translated and...

Il Mio Viaggio alla Lingua d'Italiano

July 2019 |
Learning a new language is a challenging and exciting feat especially when the language is significant to your family heritage. As an Italian American who only speaks English, I was always interested in the Italian language. Three of my four...

Lessons Learned from Mama Bruno

July 2019 |
Born in Buffalo, NY, on February 15, 1957, my story, Albert Emidio Bruno, began as the only child of Italian immigrants from the town of Pratola Peligna in the Abruzo region in Italy. Naturally, I spoke Italian before I spoke English at my first...

Superstition or Religion: Religious Statues and Images

June 2019 |
Molte persone sono superstiziose e lo sono indipendentemente da cultura, luogo di origine, estrazione sociale o livello di istruzione. In generale si può definire superstizione  ogni atto al quale si attribuisce il potere, misterioso e...
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