Many people walked the roughly two-hour procession in the neighborhood between Cedar Swamp Road and Nassau Avenue in reflection on Sunday, July 30, 2017, stopping at homes as the Rev. Daniel Stephen Nash blessed the old and sick, allowing them to ask St. Rocco to grant their intercessions. The statue, wearing a robe with red, white and green streamers, quickly became covered in offerings such as paper currency and gold jewelry. The procession was a central event of the 42nd Feast of St. Rocco, a five-day festival hosted by the Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove that event chairwoman Angie Colangelo said draws tens of thousands of guests annually and 200 volunteers a night.
As Michael Zangari trailed the statue of St. Rocco during Sunday’s annual procession in Glen Cove, he thought of the miracle that is his 16-year-old daughter, who suffered seizures for three years as a small child.
“I prayed to him, and she got better,” said Zangari, 57, of Glen Cove, who has been walking in this procession alongside his daughter, Teresa, for about 10 years. “Ever since then…
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