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Bus Departs 9:00 am from the Westerly Senior Center, State Street
Departs Boston 7:00 pm for return to Westerly


Call or email Kay Daniele to reserve a space:   kddaniele@sbcglobal.net. Phone: (860) 535-1223.
We are limited to 40 people. If we don’t have enough Dante Members by Monday, May 2, 2022 we will open the trip up to Senior Center Members.

Please make checks payable for full amount by Monday, July 1, 2022 to The Dante Society and mail to:
Kay Daniele, 194 Montauk Avenue, Stonington, CT 06378


History

The tradition and customs of honoring Saint Anthony of Padua in the North End of Boston date back to early part of the twentieth century and the large numbers of southern Italian immigrants that reached the shores of America at that time. Hundreds of thousands of poor European immigrants flooded the urban centers of northeastern United States. In Boston these immigrants settled in the North End. These immigrants brought with them the customs and traditions that they celebrated in their homeland for centuries. A group of men from the small mountain town of Montefalcione, Avellino, just east of Naples in the Campagnia region of Italy founded what is known as today as the San Antonio Di Padova Da Montefalcione, Inc. Since 1919, as is done in Montefalcione on the weekend of the last Sunday of August the Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy societies and the people of the North End celebrate the Feasts of Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy.