Quotes

“No estoy yo aqui, que soy tu madre?”

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe

“No estoy yo aqui, que soy tu madre?”
(Am I not here, I who am your mother?)

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‘Please get her a husband’

Leda Grasso tells the story of the intercession of Mary in meeting her husband. Photo © Cheryl Nemazie.
Leda Grasso tells the story of the intercession of Mary in meeting her husband. Photo © Cheryl Nemazie.

“My mother went back to Sicily when I was 20. She said ‘My daughter is 20. Please get her a husband.’ I met him while she was there. We have been together 40 years. We had three kids. Two are doctors and one is a psychologist.”
—Leda Grasso

Quote: Hillary Coniglio

Hillary Coniglio at 12th annual festa of the Madonna del Tinadari, September 8, 2015
Hillary Coniglio raises her castanets in an ancient Italian worship dance at the Twelfth Annual Festa of the Madonna del Tinadari in New York. Photo © Cheryl Nemazie.

“I think [Mary] is inspirational to Italian families. She is like the matriarch archetype of the Italian mother. She watches out for everyone, and protects and guides them.”    

—Hillary Coniglio