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one of the last men still alive who knew Jack Ruby personally, knew him both before and after he killed Oswald, visited him in his Dallas jail cell for months, and testified at his trial. His name is Hillel Silverman. He was Jack Ruby’s rabbi. Today he lives in San Diego.

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According to his rabbi, Jack Ruby was visited in jail after the shooting of Oswald by Joe Campisi, an Italian restaurant owner.

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Beautiful Florence by Walks of Italy

Published on May 1, 2013
Experience Florence, the Renaissance jewel, through the expert eyes of Walks of Italy. Meet local Florentines, taste local flavors, and be inspired by some of the greatest art in the western world. Come visit beautiful Florence, and #takewalks with us!

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

The San Gennaro Feast San Diego, CA

The Annual San Gennaro Feast is a yearly festival held in honor of the Saint Gennaro. The festival features a wide variety of ethnic food vendors, live national acts hourly on the main stage, a amusement rides and game fun for the whole family. The festival, held in Las Vegas, is one of the most popular festivals for locals and visitors from all over the world. Each festival expects to out-do the last, so don't miss out on the best Italian Heritage Celebration this side of Naples!

Who is San Gennaro?

San Gennaro never made headlines during his lifetime.

Very little is known about him except that he was bishop of Benevento, Italy, and died a martyr in 305 A.D., during the persecution spearheaded by Emperor Diocletian.

Actually, the zealous prelate seems to have signed his own death warrant when he risked the wrath of local pagan officials by visiting the deacons Sosso and Proculo and the laymen Eutichete and Acuzio in jail. The warden observed this stranger trying to comfort the Christian prisoners naturally concluded that he must be Christian. Therefore, he too must be shut up behind bars.

Shortly afterwards the proconsul Timothey had Gennaro arrested and clapped into jail. Subsequently he underwent various forms of torture, without wavering in his resolution to remain loyal to Christ.

The proconsul's agents then had the generous confessor of the faith thrown headlong into a furnace, fully convinced that the flames would reduce him to ashes. By the grace of God he came through unscathed. Furious, the agents gave themselves no rest until their victim had been sentenced to be beheaded.

Gennaro, who had refused to bow his head in cowardly fashion at the pagan leader's bidding, surrendered it to the steel's deathblow. His companions shared a similar fate.

The bishop's body, and severed head, still dripping blood, were gathered up by an old man who wrapped them reverently in a cloth. A good woman of Naples dried up the blood with a sponge and filled a phial with the precious red liquid. The body of San Gennaro is preserved in Naples, where he is honored as the city's principle patron.

The Miracle of the Blood

You who are reading this may have heard about it. You like thousands of believers and unbelievers alike, may have asked certain bewildering questions: How can this happen? Is there a genuine miracle of divine power involved? Or can it be explained through natural causes.

The blood of San Gennaro is contained in two glass phials of different shapes and sizes. Both phials are perfectly sealed and are enclosed in a metal case which permits them to be exposed to view. The blood in the larger phial reaches about the halfway mark; in the smaller container only a few drops are seen adhering to the bottom.

And the prodigy? This martyr's blood, which is normally solidified and of a dark color, occasionally becomes liquid and reddish, sometimes frothing, bubbling up, and increasing in volume. This usually occurs twice a year: on the first Sunday in May, the feast of the transfer of the saint's relics; also on September 19, the anniversary of his martyrdom.

This miracle of the blood; as it is popularly called, has naturally sparked no end of heated discussion and controversy. Various explanations involving the interplay of certain forces and factors have been brought forward over the years be earnest students of the phenomenon. So far, no one has come up with any clue that satisfies the general public. No one knows for sure how this liquefaction takes place at certain precise times.

Tradition has it that the prodigy happened for the first time about four decades after Gennaro's controversial death, when the relics were being removed from the catacombs of Naples. Accompanying the cortege that memorable day was Eusebia, the woman who originally gathered the martyred bishop's blood and who now carried the dark solidified mass, became a vivid, life like red liquid.

The recurrence of this marvel down the centuries, and even in our time, guarantees that the prestige whish Gennaro has constantly enjoyed will scarcely diminish in the for seeable future. The loyal Neapolitans will never neglect their principle patron or trust devotion to him into the distant background.

Neapolitan Folklore

The people of Naples have reached their own conclusions about the Saint. In their opinion he is not merely a "specialist" to involve in certain situations, but a "general practitioner" to whom they can have recourse in all needs and circumstances.

They pray to him for protection from fire, earthquakes, and eruptions of Vesuvius; for preservation from plagues and droughts; in short, for all the favors and blessings they need or desire. In every emergency San Gennaro is their powerful champion and universal helper.

Each year on the first Sunday of May, the blood of their venerated patron preserved in two phials and his head enclosed in a silvery reliquary are carried on procession. The crowds wend their way from the Duomo of Naples to the Franciscan Church of Saint Clare, where the miraculous liquefaction takes place. The statues of several saints, including Saint Joseph and Saint Anthony of Padua, are likewise borne in the procession, which is often described as the procession "of the wreathed," because of the garlands used on this occasion.

The annual highlight is the solemn commemoration which the Neapolitans hold in their cathedral on September 19. Civil and church authorities are on hand, as are also vast numbers of the laity. The procession forms with the congregation singing the Litany of the Saints. When the prodigy of the liquefaction takes effect, the priest exhibits the phials of liquefied blood in full view of the gathering. A joyous Te Deum is sung and clergy and laity approach to venerate the relics of the ever-popular patron.

Nobody in Naples would care to miss that red letter event in honor of San Gennaro.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Path to Employment

Career Services collaborates with SDSU colleges to enhance student internships.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Pope phones Argentine shoemaker for shoe repairs
Vatican City, Apr 18, 2013 / 01:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis, who has quickly become known for his austere style, will continue using his simple black shoes and has called his shoemaker from his hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina to repair them.

For 40 years, 81 year-old Carlos Samaria has provided shoes from his store on the outskirts of the Argentine capital for Pope Francis, who was known before his election to the papacy as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.
“Hello Samaria, it’s Bergoglio,” the phone conversation began.
“But who is this?” the shoemaker responded with surprise.
“Samaria, it's Francis, the Pope!” the Holy Father replied.
According to Vatican Radio’s Brazilian program, the Holy Father told Samaria, “No red shoes, make them black like usual.”
Samaria said the shoes Pope Francis wears “are simple and made of black leather, with a smooth toe and no decorations. 
“If you were to grab one of the Pope’s shoes it would feel like a clog, without any adornment but with laces,” the shoemaker explained.
“He doesn’t want new shoes, only that I fix his old ones,” Samaria said.
However, he added that he is planning to “make a new but simple pair to be ready for him when he says I can visit, in May.”

Sunday, April 7, 2013


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Three Nicastri girls just lost an inheritance

Italian police have seized over €1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) in assets -- the nation's largest sting ever -- from a Sicilian businessman believed to have ties to the Mafia, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.

Vito Nicastri, who owns a variety of alternative-energy businesses that focus on wind and solar power, is thought to have funded groups and operations within the Mafia.

Nicastri has been linked to Matteo Messina Denaro, believed to be Mafia's current "boss of bosses," according to General Antonio Girone, head of the national anti-Mafia agency DIA.

The seizure was the largest ever under Italy's current anti-Mafia laws, according to officials from the DIA.

Among the assets seized were more than 40 wind and solar power companies registered in Sicily and Calabria.

Nicastri has been in federal custody since 2009, when he was arrested with three others in an investigation that led to the raids Tuesday.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Collect for Easter Day

"Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen."

- A Collect for Easter Day -

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