Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Drone View of Faeto

If you follow the "I Love Faeto" Facebook page, every now and then, something wonderful is posted. Here is a video of Faeto that we think you'll enjoy!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Save the Date

Our mass and dinner for 2018 will be on September 9th!
Noon mass and dinner afterwards in the church hall.
More info to follow. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Prospero 2017

This year's feast day celebration was back in the hall at St. Rocco's, just as it was years ago. Lovely time! Thank you all for making it a special day! We hope that the visitors to this website will explore the many links and the previous posts. The history of our little village and its language is very unique and special.

Please click on this link to view photos from this year's dinner.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

San Prospero Feast Day Celebration 2016

Please click on the following link to view the photos
from this terrific dinner at Agostino's.

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Little Tour of Faeto and Celle!

There was a segment on Italian tv that highlighted Faeto and Celle.
It's in Italian, but the sights say it all!
Enjoy the tour!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

St. Prospero's Feast Day - 2015

A wonderful turnout! Many thanks to Linda Santosuosso for organizing this special celebration! The music, provided by Mike Pavia, was terrific as always! Thanks to the 'picture takers', Anita and Sunny!! Bellissimo!

Click on link below to view all the photos.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

St. Rocco's - A "Do-It-Yourself" Italian Parish

Enjoy this nicely written story about St. Rocco's! Buona Natale!

St. Rocco Catholic Church

Cleveland's "Do-It-Yourself" Italian Parish

Monday, September 8, 2014

Carrying on the Tradition - St. Prospero's Feast Day 2014

Following the Mass in Italian at St. Rocco's, we had a lovely dinner at Massimo's complete with dancing!  Heartfelt thanks to Linda Santosuosso for making this event possible.

Click on link below to view all the photos.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

St. Rocco's New Pipe Organ Dedication

St. Rocco's has been celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year. On Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 pm, there will be a special concert in the church to dedicate the new pipe organ! There will be beautiful music by guest artists as well as the St. Rocco choir. The concert will close with Verdi's "Va Pensiero" from the Opera "Nabucco". Please join us and bring your friends to this special event.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cianzùn de Cèlle de Sant Vite / Canzone a Celle di San Vito

Performed in Celle di San Vito, the neighboring village to Faeto, this song is in Faetar, a dialect of the Francoprovencal language. This ancient language has been spoken for over 700 years in Faeto and Celle and has been preserved because of the remoteness of these two beautiful little villages. The song speaks of the love they have for their history and culture. Yours truly was in both villages this past May and hearing the language brought me back to my grandparents' and great-grandparents' kitchens where the language was spoken fluently. This song has such heart!

Mille Grazie!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Tradition Lives On!

This year's celebration was terrific!

Our celebration on September 8th, honoring San Prospero, began with the 10:30 am Mass at St. Rocco's followed by dinner at Massimo da Milano restaurant.

Everyone had a great time! Here is a link to a few photos.

2013 St. Prospero's Feast Day Photos

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Saint Prospero

San Prospero statue
San Prospero statue

Saint Prospero:
patron saint of Faeto
The photo of the statue on the far left, was taken in Faeto's church. The original statue (right), can be found in Saint Rocco's church in Cleveland, Ohio.

Interesting FYI: Carl D'Aiuto, the uncle of Linda Santosuosso, made the reeds that are in the Cleveland statue's hand. He made them out of some sort of sheet metal. The statue was mostly paid for by the Gianvito family.

The plaque on the Cleveland statue says:
Giovanni Paoletta; Carmina Gianvito; Sett. 13 - 1925

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Faeto Museum

Here are two clips taken in Faeto's museum. 
The museum is in a very old home that displays
household and farming implements from long ago.
(taken with Diego Donzella from "MyHiddenItaly" tours.)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lo gion' d' Fait' i sun tri bbéj'

This very old song brought to America by our grandparents was sung at many family gatherings. Below is the link and the lyrics in the Franco-Provencal language.

Lo gion' d' Fait' i sun tri bbéj'*

Lo gion' d' Fait' i sun tri bbéj',
i purtunt' la spaccat' a lu ciappéj'
e s'i allunt' a do e traj'
p' la vi du Muli viaj'.

L' figli' d' Fait' i sun tri bbéj,

i purtunt' la spaccat' a la unnéll'
e s'i allunt' a di e traj'
p' la vi du Muli viaj'. 

*You can save the file to your desktop and then open it with an audio player (iTunes, RealPlayer, Quicktime, etc)

Recording made in Faeto by the "Corale - Nuova Provenza - directed by D. Raffaele Castielli" in 1972 and appears on the album: Cumm' Un Suaj'm' Luntan'.

Inno a San Prospero

Each September, at the Mass in honor of San Prospero, patron saint of Faeto, the hymn to San Prospero is sung.

Inno a San Prospero   
(see link at bottom of this page to listen to the recording of the first verse and stanza)

1. O San Prospero, novello
di Faeto protettor,
il tuo nome, oh, quanto e bello
ci promette ogni favor!
Questo popolo che ti onora
e cotanto fida in Te
tu soccorri; deh! Gli implora
dal Signor perdon, merce!

O San Prospero, novello
di Faeto protettor
per tuo nome tanto bello
non negarci il tuo favor!