Honoring Our Truth


You Arrived on a Ship … No Longer Seasick.

Long ago you disembarked with so many others. You expected everything to be different but at first it wasn’t. The magnitude of your change in circumstance developed… You must act! Do and don’t stop.

Later you met a man whose accent was different than yours, but you knew he was a good man. You had eight children, all daughters.

Today – now – you are considering this Immigrant Angel and thinking about your relatives who came before. Could you be distantly related to the person above?


Honoring Maria Pellegrino 1837 – 1912 who besides raising her own children cared for 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her patience and wisdom were celebrated by all.