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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 12, 2013 ~iiiiiii!ii!!ii ST. ROCCO July 14 Procession Only- Hanover- Prince Sts I pm ST. JOSEPH Hanover & Battery Sts. Sunday Procession July 26, 27, 28 I pm We're supposed to enjoy the summer. But , how can we when you're stuck in traffic no matter where you drive. Road con- struction is everywhere! There's no way of getting away from it. In East Boston almost every main street is under construction either with a utility company fixing something or the city or state replacing pipes ... Bennington Street could use a crosswalk when you walk out of the parking lot located at 35 Bennington Street and try to cross ... On that note, the planters in Central Square look pretty but what is with all the weeds sur- rounding the planters on the islands??? ... It's nice to see Eastie kids having so much fun at the Bremen Street Park. The park provides an area with a small water pool and showers plus a state of the art playground ... Resi- dents of Revere are pleased with Mayor Dan Rizzo. They say he's out to help the people of his city. The city is now in the process of implementing a parking ban on all big trucks and pick-ups that park in front of their homes. You won't see trucks parked in upper- scale neighborhoods, so why Revere? Other cities and towns will not allow it! Many residents are insist- Murphy... As I See It ing they want only cars parked on their streets ... The Callahan Tunnel is scheduled to be closed 24/7 starting on December 27th, 2013 and will take three and a half months to rehab. The Callahan opened in 1961, and 52 years later repairs are necessary. Tax payers are in for it! Beacon Hill is trying to raise the minimum wage (costs of increases passed onto consumers) and raise taxes, including an in- crease in the gas tax, a bur- den paid both individually and in the form of pass through costs. A payroll tax increase and significant cuts in federal spending it's gloom and doom for those trying to survive. It's virtu- ally impossible. Supporting freeloaders with EBT cards, food stamps, free rent and high gas prices, taxpayers might as well move to the North Pole ... Facts about nursing home care. If you're on Medicare Aid you can get into the nursing home of your choice, never having to have worked a day! If you've worked all your life, be pre- pared to dip into your sav- ings if you're forced to go to a nursing home. Only in America! ... The Piping Plover bird, an endangered species, is in the nesting season and environmentalists are making sure they are made comfortable while mating. As a precaution for these endangered species parts of Winthrop and Revere Beaches are roped off by the E.P.A. What this means is anyone caught crossing the line where the birds are nesting will be questioned by E.P.A. police and accord- ing to sources made to show identification or risk being fined. This is serious busi- nessIITI The E.P.A. has planted grass to make the birds more comfortable. Nesting areas begin at Elliot Circle up to the Ship- wreck Lounge and from 474 Revere Beach Boulevard. (The Breakers Condo) up to Carey Circle at the Point of Pines. A walkway is provided by the E.P.A. so people can get to the water and not dis- turb the birds ... According to Winthrop beach residents, a section of beach located at Dolphin Avenue, is covered with rocks caused from Hur- ricane Sandy making it im- possible to sit in that section of the beach. But good news is on the way, officials said there's a chance the entire Winthrop Beach will undergo some rehabbing with all new sand come next year ... Revere Sand Sculptures -- Revere sand castles will be held on Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21st. The event is being held in the bandstand area on Re- vere Beach. This event is for everyone to enjoy, so don't miss it! ... Till next time! Saint Veronica Giuliani by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari ST. AGRIPPINA Hanover St. & Battery St. Sunday Procession Info: Call 617-367-2756 MADONNA DELLA CAVA Hanover & Battery Sts. Sunday Procession August 2, 3, 4 I pm August 9, 10, 11 I pm MADONNA del SOCCORSO August 15, 16, 17, 18 North, Fleet & Lewis Sts. (Fisherman's) Sunday Procession 1 pm ST. ANTHONY August 23, 24, 25 Endicott, N. Margin & Thacher Sts. Sunday Procession 12 pm ST. LUCY Monday Procession - Endicott St. August 26 5 pm ST. ROSALIE Procession Only - North Square September 8 I pm Malden, MA SAINT ROCCO FESTIVAL Pearl Street Sunday Procession August 9, 10, 11 I pm Lawrence, MA FEAST OF THE THREE SAINTS Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino Common & Union St., Lawrence Sunday Procession 3 pm Cambridge Festival SS COSMAS AND DAMIAN September 7 - 8 Warren and Cambridge St., Cambridge Info: Call 617-354-7992 Saint Veronica was born Ursula Giuliani at Mer- cateUo, Urbino, Italy in 1660. Her parents, Francesco Giuliani and Benedetta Mancini, were both of well to do families. Ursula showed signs of sanctity from an early age, she showed great compassion for the poor and though she was a very reli- gious person by nature, showing tendencies to enter religious life, her father insisted that she would marry when she came of age. As a result of her father's insistence she be- came very ill, only then did he realize the true nature of her vocation. In 1677, at the age of seventeen, Ursula was allowed to enter the Capuchin convent of Poor Clares at Citta di Castello in Umbria taking the name of Veronica in memory of the Passion. At the conclusion of the ceremony of her re- ception into the Poor Clares, the bishop said to the abbess: "I commend this new daugh- ter to your special care, for she will one day be a great saint." In her first years in the monastery, she worked in the kitchen, infirmary and sacristy and also served as portress. At the age of 34, she was made novice mis- tress. When she was 37, Veronica received the stig- mata, life was not the same after that. As a result she was subjected to close,scru- tiny by her superiors. Church authorities in Rome wanted to test Veronica's authenticity and so con- ducted an investigation. Though this caused Veronica some distress it ensured that her mystical experiences were well docu- mented, making her an out- standing case in the history of mystical phenomena. She led her sisters as nov- ice mistress with determi- nation tempered by humil- ity, for thirty-four years and diligently laid the foundation for the Sisters in her charge to progress in humility, obe- dience and charity. Though she protested against it, in 1716 at the age of 56 she was elected abbess, an office she held for 11 years until her death. She improved her sis- ters' comfort by enlarging the convent rooms and hav- ing water pumped into the convent, Veronica passed away on July 9, 1727 leaving behind a record of her religious ex- periences entitled "Diary of the Passion" written at the request of her confessor. Veronica was very devoted to the Eucharist and to the Sacred Heart. She offered her sufferings for the mis- sions; she was canonized in 1839. 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