Monthly Archives: July 2015

St. Ann’s Italian Feast Day Mass & Procession in Hoboken

Statue of Saint Ann processing through the streets of Hoboken

Statue of Saint Ann processing through the streets of Hoboken

It has been a tradition in my family to attend the yearly Feast Day Mass in honor of St. Ann on July 26.  St. Ann is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  My paternal grandmother, Antoinette, and her family devoutly attended.  She in turn handed the tradition down to my aunts and father.  In fact, my grandmother would help carry the statue of St. Ann through the streets of Hoboken barefoot.

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