Today Italy commemorates a joyful holiday dedicated to St. Joseph, San Giuseppe, patron saint of family life, hand-labor, and carpenters. It is in Italy that St. Joseph's day is also known as Father's Day. This Saint is one of the least nominated by the Christian orthodoxy: compared to Saint Francis', Saint Joseph's life is certainly less known. Still Saint Joseph symbolizes the father, a figure that means so much in our life.
Meeting my new-found cousins has brought me full circle to remember how it feels to bask in the warmth that bonds a family.
Our client, Chris Lucie, an engineer from Chicago, recently made a trip to his ancestral town in Italy. Chris, with the help of his talented nieces, wrote about his experiences in Liscia and was kind enough to share his unforgettable journey with us.
Learning Italian brings you one step closer to your past and your Italian family story.
Larry Ardito, a UNICO member, recently traveled to his town of origin to meet his Italian relatives together with our researchers. Thank you, Larry, for sharing your family story with us. We were delighted to help connect you with your living relatives in Sicily.