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A documentary on La Festa della Madonna Maria SS. Assunta in Cielo, Protettrice Di Casandrino 

Project Goal:

  • Document, and preserve for historical purposes, the annual Chambersburg procession of  La Festa della Madonna Maria SS. Assunta in Cielo, Prottetrice di Casandrino, more commonly referred to as The Feast of Lights.

 

Project  Benefits:

  • Using articles from newspapers and journals dating back over 100 years, learn of the Italian Immigration into the Chambersburg section of Trenton, NJ in the early 1900ís.
  • Journey back to Rome 717, then to Casandrino in the 1400ís and finally to Chambersburg, for the first procession on September 10, 1906.
  • Assisted by photographs, old movie film and video, enjoy seeing processions of years gone by, and your loved ones who participated.
  • Endorsed by on-camera interviews:
    • Witness first hand accounts of the miracles associated with the statue.
    • Discover the threats and conflicts that arose from opposing factions.
    • Re-live the solemnity of the Mass inside St. Joachim Church, then  follow the statue outside to the streets of Chambersburg and experience the unforgettable melodies and cadence of the Neapolitan marches.
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Natalie and Joe Pica