Last March, a striking photo swept across the internet.

Some called it a moment of natural beauty captured at just the right time, others saw Jesus Christ, with arms outstretched, breaking through gray skies.
Either way, those who have faced dire challenges can better identify with the hopeful symbolism of such an image.
Spanish Fever, the Great Depression and WWII came and went, and with each crushing blow, we got back up, kept on fighting, and overcame the odds.

In those days, we had neighborhoods of Italians to lean on. Those blocks are now few and far between. But today, more than 2 million people come together on our site and share all the ways we’re still connected.