Ways of worship

Bnos Yakov  of Pupa Williamsbugh Brooklyn NY© Vincenzo Aiosa

Wandering around Williamsburg it’s amazing how much history is located on each block. Pictured above is the Bnos Yakov of Pupa Synagogue, which is just a block or so south of Broadway (and a bit east of the BQE). This building dates to 1876, which is amazing as it pre-dates the Williamsburg bridge itself.

Pápa (Yiddish: pupa) is a historical town in Veszprém county, Hungary,

Puppa is the name of a Hasidic dynasty within Judaism

Pilone San Antonio , Castagnole Piemonte. Torino, Italy © Vincenzo Aiosa

Pilone San Antonio Castagnole Piemonte. Torino, Italy © Vincenzo Aiosa

This marker is on the road called ( Strada Scalenghe  -Castagnole )  even know I have passed by it many time I have never got out of the car to see who the Saint depicted I have done some Internet research and found out that it is San Antonio also known as Saint Anthony, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Abba Antonius (Ἀβᾶς Ἀντώνιος), and Father of All Monks, was a Christian saint from Egypt, a prominent leader among the Desert Fathers. He is celebrated in many churches on his feast days: 17 January in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Western churches; and Tobi 22, (January 30) in the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Coptic Catholic Church.

The biography of Anthony’s life by Athanasius of Alexandria helped to spread the concept of monasticism, particularly in Western Europe through Latin translations. He is often erroneously considered the first monk, but as his biography and other sources make clear, there were many ascetics before him. Anthony was, however, the first known ascetic going into the wilderness, a geographical shift that seems to have contributed to his renown.[2]

Anthony is appealed to against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. “Saint Anthony’s fire” has described different afflictions including ergotism and erysipelas.

Castagnole Piemonte


  1. February 6, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Very beautiful! Is that just a marker or a place to pray?
    I would never have seen this if you haven’t posted. Thank You!

    • February 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm

      People do stop and say a few prayer especially around the Saint’s anniversary I believe Sait Rocco`s is Aug 16,But the marker tells driver that tey entered a municipality protected by that particular Saint

    • February 7, 2010 at 4:43 am

      Oops I have done some more research and I found out that it is saint Anthony I updated the info sorry for my error

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