More St. Joseph Day Preparation Photos with Sista Felicia and Family

Thank you Felicia and Family for sharing your blessed and beautiful St. Joseph Day celebration. Thank you Sefatia for your stellar explanations of the traditions during filming this past weekend. Thank you Orlando Family for welcoming me to your home last year to share your beautiful novenas, which has helped enormously in developing the St. Joseph Day film project.  Thank you Grace and Giambanco Sisters and Family for providing the first of many interviews to come. And my deepest thanks to all the Gloucester Families who are opening their hearts and homes this coming week during filming.

Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013

Sista Felicia’s pasta is the lightest, tenderest, sweetest melt-in-your mouth “bista” you can possibly imagine.

Barry Mohan Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013

Everyone lends a hand in the making, including teens Amanda, BJ, and Sabrina, and with Felicia’s husband Barry, Grandma Pat, Aunt Gina, nieces, cousins, great aunts, and friends. That’s really the best part–everyone working together to keep the traditions alive by creating a beautiful and memorable event for loved ones.

Pat Ciaramitaro Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013 Over thirty pounds of semolina flour was purchased for the pasta. Every slender slice was gone by the end of the day, either eaten or given away to all who came to the Ciaramitaro-Mohan St. Joseph Day Feast.

Amanda Mohan Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013BJ Mohan Sabrina Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013Sabrina and BJ Mohan Sista Felicia making pasta 2 © Kim Smith 2013Pat Mom and Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013St. Joseph Day Feast Preparations

4 comments

  • Great pictures, love th black and white of Sista Felicia

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  • Kim.. you are part of our family…and I know many other families will feel this same way after seeing your amazing documentary of our beloved St. Joseph tradition.We owe you a HUGE thank you for all the hours and hard work you have put into this project … Your work will be enjoyed by so many

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  • I find so much joy in this project it hardly seems like work. My deepest gratitude Felicia for all your help and guidance..

    Looking forward to meeting and interviewing the families this week –and then the trolley ride to visit the St. Joseph Altars, which is this coming Monday, the 18th, ay 4:00 pm. All are welcome.

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