Embracing Mexican traditions in a church founded for Italian immigrants

Dec 22, 2019 201

BY: Rachel Sherman

Call it an American melting pot – or posole, a traditional Mexican soup, or cioppino, an Italian fisherman’s stew – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx welcomes worshippers from more than a dozen nations.

“You have people from almost every country living here: from Albania, Nigeria, Latin America,” said Rev. Fr. Israel Boadi, 44, the Ghanaian priest of Mount Carmel, an Italian national parish established for Italian immigrants in 1906. Boadi stands out in the congregation in his bright green vestments.

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SOURCE: https://sojo.net/

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