Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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.
Shrine of East Harlem
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