Anniversary of Nova Scotia – Alessandro Cerrato

Alessandro Cerrato (9422)

November 28, 2011  I am waiting  at Babbo’s to leave for  the flight back to Florida. I pick up the book given to him for his birthday just a few months ago on the sinking of the Nova Scotia and the first line reads:  “28 Novembre 1942 una tragedia a mare”. I began to read….the story of my grandfathers death at sea exactly 69 years later!!!  I became interested in finding out more and what follows is my research on this tragedy and my tribute to him as I try to think and feel what he must have gone through… God Bless Him!!

“I am sorry… I am terribly sorry…. I will radio Berlin… Help will come…. Be brave.”  –  (Kapitanleutnant Robert Gysae – U-Boat’s commander)

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Dorothy Day

On May 1, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, The Catholic Worker newspaper made its debut with a first issue of twenty-five hundred copies. Dorothy Day and a few others hawked the paper in Union Square for a penny a copy (still the price) to passersby.
The Catholic Worker Movement is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person. Today over 185 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.  Continue reading