Back in January on the feast of the Epiphany, those of us at the Cabrini Retreat Center shared with you the Archdiocesan celebration of National Migration Week at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. As part of that celebration the Office for Immigration chose to extend that celebration with an international “pot-luck” dinner for the numerous participants representing the diverse cultures of immigrants here in the archdiocese.
On Sunday, June 16, those participants gathered at Casa Italia to share fellowship and their national cuisine with one another. When registering, participants were asked to list the name of the dish they would bring and what nationality it represented. Sr. Cathy Fedewa, CSFN, from Cabrini Retreat Center, in Des Plaines, IL, listed her country as U.S.A. and so brought a typical picnic dish, pasta salad.
It was a great celebration, and the foods from Guatemala, Philippines, India, Mexico, etc. were a big hit with all the participants and an opportunity to share their diverse cultures from a different perspective. It was also a meaningful way to begin the week celebrating World Refugee Day on June 20.