Cause for the Canonization of
Servant of God
"Apostle of the Alleghenies"
2007 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award Recipient
of Holy Name Parish, Ebensburg, was nominated for the Prince Gallitzin Cross
Award by the parish council, and by Monsignor Arnold Gaus, pastor.
They noted that her “cooking and baking skills are legendary at Holy
Name” and that for more than 50 years she has assisted in food service
projects in the parish.
Monsignor Gaus said of
her “From the Lord’s Table where she has served as a Eucharistic Minister to
the kitchen table in her own home, Carmella Persio has spent a lifetime feeding
the people of God. She and her
husband, Philip, raised a family of five, and she continues to help raise
numerous grandchildren and great - grandchildren.
It is our hope that you, like us, will find her a worthy and fitting
candidate for the Prince Gallitzin Cross Award.”