From Italian Villages to Greenwich Village: Our Lady of Pompei, 1892-1992

From Italian Villages to Greenwich Village: Our Lady of Pompei, 1892-1992

Our Lady of Pompei began as a chapel serving Italians in transit through New York Harbor. It anchored a community of Genoan Immigrants in Greenwich Village, and assisted Italian-born parents in raising their American-born offspring in this new environment. Since the 1960s, when Vatican II changed Catholicism and urban renewal changed Greenwich Village, Pompei has endured, both as a shrine to rosary devotion and the immigrant religious experience as well as a house of service to Villagers today. Pompei’s laity and clergy generated an extraordinary array of records, which make it possible to use the parish as a model for ethnic urban pastoral care and community building. Written in a style accessible to interested lay readers, and accompanied by the notes and bibliographies scholars require, From Italian Villages to Greenwich Village suits many needs.   

Author Names

Mary Elizabeth Brown

Date of Publication 1992
Pages 187
ISBN 0-934733-69-4 (HC) 0-934733-68-6 (SC)
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