Our Lady of Altagracia Honored in Williamsburg, Brooklyn


I love the way my Diocese of Brooklyn honors Our Blessed Mother! And so many Titles! Williamsburg is very close to where I served in Queens. I've been there a number of times. New York is the 'melting pot' of the world, so many people, so many different nationalities! I remember in my youngest daughters school, the children spoke 26 different languages! Amazing. What's more amazing is that we all got along with each other!!! 🙂

Parishioners of SS. Peter and Paul parish, Williamsburg gathered at Epiphany Church Jan. 21 and processed to SS. Peter and Paul Church with an icon of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic. Msgr. Agripino Nunez Collado, rector of Mother and Teacher Pontifical University in the Dominican was the main celebrant of the liurgy. Concelebrating was Father Manuel de Jesus Rodriguez, pastor. They were assisted at the altar by Deacon Juan Carattini and seminarian Carlos Velasquez. The icon of Altagracia is a portrait of Mary and the Child Jesus that was brought to the Caribbean country by Spanish settlers in the early 16th century. More


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