- Blessing St. Joseph's Table
- March 19, 2009
- (Suburban News)
On Thursday, March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, the residents, visitors and staff of GrandeVille Senior Living Community celebrated St. Joseph's Day. Traditionally an Italian Catholic holiday which began in Sicily sometime during the middle ages, St. Joseph's Day is enjoyed by many today. As the story goes, there was a terrible drought in Sicily. No rain fell for a long period of time, so no crops would grow and many people starved to death. The people prayed to God and to St. Joseph for rain. The pledged to God that if he made it rain they would have a big feast in his honor. Miraculously, it rained. The people of Sicily then had a huge feast from the crops they harvested after the rain came in honor of God and St. Joseph. This has become known as the St. Joseph's Day Table. GrandeVille followed tradition by providing a feast of breads, pastas, and desserts, which were all blessed by Father Eisemann prior to serving. Guests who attended brought non-perishable food donations for the Greece food shelf.
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