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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine of East Harlem

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Dec. 15, 1884 THE NEW CHURCH OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL

July 17, 1886 FESTE OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

Feb. 03, 1887 A NEW CHURCH BLESSED

July 17, 1900 LITTLE ITALY'S FESTE DAY

July 17, 1903 10,000 IN BARE FEET ARE PILGRIMS HERE

July 11, 1904 ARCHBISHOP CROWNS A MIRACLE STATUE

July 17, 1904 THOUSANDS DO HOMAGE TO MT.CARMEL

July 17, 1906 LITTLE ITALY HONORS LADY OF MT. CARMEL

July 17, 1907 LITTLE ITALY 'S FIRE PANIC

July 18, 1920 10,000 IN BARE FEET ARE PILGRIMS HERE

Sept 04, 1928 HARLEM ITALIANS HONOR ST. ANTHONY

July 17, 1933 60,00 VISIT THE SHRINE

July 14, 1934 10,000 IN STREETS AT HARLEM FIESTA

July 17, 1935 40,00 TAKE PART IN CHURCH FESTIVAL

July 15, 1936 ITALIANS TO HONOR SAINT TODAY

July 16, 1936 LITTLE ITALY'S JOYOUS AT RELIGIOUS FETE

July 17, 1937 100,000 ITALIAN MARKS SAINT'S DAY IN HARLEM

July 17, 1941 THOUSANDS FLOCK TO CHURCH FETE

July 17, 1963 HARLEM ITALIANS PARADE FOR SAINTS

July 17, 1968 LITTLE ITALY HONORS LADY OF MT. CARMEL

Oct 15, 1968 FIESTA ATTRACTS EX-HARLEMITES

July 17, 1986 FLOCKS RETURNS ANEW TO EAST HARLEM MADONNA

  • July 16th, 1881 First Feast is celebrated.
  • April 11th, 1884 First mass is said in chapel at 111th street.
  • Sept. 20th, 1884 Cornerstone is laid.
  • Nov. 29th, 1884 Inauguration of the Shrine
  • Sept. 5th, 1886 Holy Name Society is formed.
  • May 12th, 1903 Coronation Decree is granted.
  • July 10th, 1904 SOLEMN CORONATION OF THE MIRACULOUS MADONNA
  • June 23rd, 1923 New Throne is built.
  • May 17th, 1927 New Bell Tower is completed and blessed
  • July 16th, 1929 Silver Anniversary of the Coronation.
  • March 8th, 1931 The New church organ is dedicated.
  • July 16th, 1934 Golden Anniversary of the Church.
  • 1942 Entire Church is renovated. The Throne of Our Lady was redesigned by Lorenzoni
  • 1948 New wing from Sacristy to the Rectory erected.
  • July 11th, 1954 Golden Anniversary of the Coronation
  • July 16th, 1959 Diamond Anniversary of the Church
  • May 15th, 1963 New Convent built on 116th Street
  • Sept. 1st, 1965 New School and Gymnasium completed
  • June 9th, 1968 Restoration of Church Interior is completed
  • March 5th, 1973 New Marble Altar for Liturgical Services Facing Congregation is installed in Sanctuary
  • July 14th, 1974 90th Anniversary of the Church
  • July 16th, 1979 Diamond Anniversary of the Coronation
  • July 16th 1984 100th Anniversary of the Church
  • July 16th 2000 Celebration of the Millenium with the MIRACULOUS MADONNA and the Feast of Giglio returns
  • July 16th 2004 100th Anniversary of the Coronation

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 115th Street is the first Italian Parish.
  • At one time more than 500,000 people attended the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel during the month of July before and after the feast day which takes place on July16th.
  • There are only three Images of the Blessed Virgin that have been coronated by Pontifical Authority: Our of Lady of Mount Carmel on 115th Street in New York, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico.
  • The dress of the Madonna was made in India and is valued at 8,000 dollars
  • The crown of the Madonna and child is gold, adorned with precious stones.
  • There have been several documented miracles that have been believed to be performed by the Blessed Mother.
  • The Coronated Statue is taken down in procession only on special occasion and with the authorization of Ecclesiastical Authority.

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