10 Nov Discover the Hundred-Year History of the Italian American Holy Rosary Church 12/6/2015

 

“On a block filled with boxy government buildings, an FBI field office and parked armored trucks, Holy Rosary Church in downtown Washington serves as a retreat to the old country for many in the area’s Italian community.

Whether it’s Sunday Mass conducted in Italian or an exchange of pleasantries between parishioners in a fellowship hall named Casa Italiana, visiting the Roman Catholic church can remind you of walking the streets of Rome.”
The Washington Post

In 2013, the Holy Rosary Parish celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Join us to learn more about the fascinating role Italian American women have had within the church and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Mary Brown, Ph.D., author of An Italian American Community of Faith: Holy Rosary in Washington, D.C., will lead the conversation and showcase items from the church archives.

Mary Brown is an archivist and adjunct professor at MaryMount Manhattan College. She also serves as archivist at the Center for Migration Studies, a think tank that finds solutions to immigration issues that are consistent with Catholic ethical teaching on immigration. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Refreshments will be served!

Sunday December 6, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For those interested, Holy Rosary offers mass at 12 noon.
We will all meet afterwards in front of the Casa Italiana.

Casa Italiana
595 1/2 Third Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Members $5 | Non-members $10

Spaces are limited, so register today!
Gentlemen always welcome.

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