MaryTrini D’Amore, holding 6-month-old daughter MariAnna, receives holy Communion from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair at a Mass celebrated on Jan. 18 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford in honor of Our Lady of Altagracia.
The Virgin of Altagracia is a patroness of the Dominican Republic, where the feast day is celebrated on Jan. 21.
Behind Mrs. D’Amore is another daughter, Morelby, age 11.
Mrs. D’Amore attended the Mass with husband Christopher and their other children, Nicholas, 9; Germania, 7; Samuel, 3; and Lillian, 5.
The D’Amores live in East Hartford and are members of St. Augustine Parish in Hartford. (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)