The Life and Adventures of Santa Rosalia, Patron Saint of Palermo

Italy-2131 - Chapel of Saint Rosalia

Italy-2131 – Chapel of Saint Rosalia (Photo credit: archer10 (Dennis))

Yes I am still Italian!

This story of Santa Rosalia is fascinating.  For those who enjoy Italian culture, I highly recommend her blog http://siciliangodmother.wordpress.com/

The Life and Adventures of Santa Rosalia, Patron Saint of Palermo.

Intolerance Towards Italian Americans- the Life Lessons of Us vs. Them

Editorial cartoon in "The Mascot" ne...

Editorial cartoon in “The Mascot” newspaper, New Orleans, 1888, harshly anti-Italian immigrant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An amazing story of how intolerance ingrained within our nation’s roots – even for Italian Americans.  I never knew about the New Orleans mass lynching of Italian Americans in 1851.  I don’t want to spread negativity but it’s important to understand these actions and beliefs from the past to help us frame the present and make a better future.http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/10/opinion/falco-italian-immigrants/index.html