March 19, 2010

Happy St. Joseph's Day

The 19th day of March is St. Joseph's Day, the feast of the Blessed Virgin's husband.

In my I-talian family (with a few Josephs in it), we celebrate it by getting together and eating St. Joseph's cake, known as sfingi or zeppolis.

Sfingi are filled with ricotta and zeppole are filled with custard. I prefer the ricotta cannoli cream. Who doesn't love cannoli cream!


Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family

from all evil as you did the Holy Family.

Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ,

ever fervent in the imitation of the virtue of our Blessed Lady,

your sinless spouse and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen.


Patricia said...

Happy St Joseph Day!
We are quite fond of him around here!!
Many Blessings

Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

Happy St Joseph's! I think I'm late to your turquoise linky party, but there are definitely some great finds in there! Thanks for your visit to Casa Haus ;)

alissa said...

Hi Carmie -

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

I'm Italian too, but we've never celebrated St. Joseph's feast day. . .I'm pretty disappointed after hearing about your Sfingi. They sound delicious! And the ricotta filling would be my choice too! Yum.

Holly said...

My husbands family is part Italian but they don;t celebrate bummed we missed it and those yummy Sfingi! My son is a Joseph!
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Dreams of Perfection said...

Please save me some!!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

Great post and yes Who Does Not Love Ricotta Cannoli Cream? so true Termini Bros in Philadelphia is really wonderful as well....I am now in need of cannoli cream.....

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