Heritage and devotion

Jul 22, 2019 316


Against the backdrop of games, rides, music, food, faith and fireworks at this year’s St. Mary’s Feast, a well-known family in Knightsville will be remembering and celebrating the life of Kathleen Manzi. Kathleen, who passed away earlier this year, was a founding member and past president of the St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies Auxiliary, serving with the group for 27 years. Her devotion to the Blessed Mother was immeasurable.

This year, the St. Mary’s Feast Processional will be held in Kathleen’s memory, and the St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies Auxiliary has had special T-shirts made for its float. Kathleen’s daughter Maria Manzi now holds the title of president of the Ladies Auxiliary. “It is a distinct honor and privilege to carry on my family’s Italian heritage and traditions, and to always honor the Blessed Mother,” she said. “We need Her blessings, especially in today’s day and age.”

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SOURCE: http://www.cranstononline.com

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