|Isca Sullo Ionio
Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italia
C.O.S.M.I. is a Italian American Organization, founded in 1980, in Philadelphia,
by Pasquale F. Nestico MD and friends, all from the town of Isca Sullo Ionio.
Who would have known twenty six years ago, that this small organization, made up of
sons and daughters of the proud town of Isca, would enjoy such growth and success.
With their spiritual leader San Marziale, guiding their way, it is not too surprising. San
Marziale has been protecting his faithful flock for centuries and his followers pay
homage to him every year throughout the world in Isca, Philadelphia, Kulpmont Pa,
Montreal and Toronto Canada, Australia and South America. The dedicated members
of C.O.S.M.I. had a vision 26 years ago, to keep the spirit and traditions of their Italian
ancestors alive and to pass the torch to their children and grandchildren. To know
ones past, is to know ones future. The group believes in reaching out and promoting to
the local community, Italian Culture, Unity, Pride, Language and Education. They
present six academic scholarships yearly, to local students, who have achieved
success in their school. The highlight of the year, is the Saint Marziale Italian Festival,
in May. We will always remember 2005, the 25th Anniversary Year Festival, in which
we were honored to have join us from Isca Sullo Ionio, His Excellency Bishop Antonio
Ciliberti, Don Antonio-past pastor in Isca and cousin to many, Padre Antonio-pastor
from Isca, Mayor Pierfrancesco Mirarchi, members of town council Luciano Guarna
and Rina Scicchitano. With San Marziale by our side and with the support of all who
know and love him, we hope the next twenty five years will be even better. Viva San
25 th Anniversary C.O.S.M.I. San Marziale
Festival, South Philadelphia, attended by honored
guests from Isca. They are from left side,Members
of Town Council Rina Scicchitano, Luciano
Guarna, Mayor of Isca Pierfrancesco Mirarchi,
Pastor from Isca-Padre Antonio Solano, His
Excellency Bishop Antonio Ciliberti and Don
Pasquale F. Nestico, MD
Founder and President
Four Sons of Isca Sullo Ionio, guiding
the statue of San Marziale down 9th
Street in South Philadelphia. 2006.
Children leading the
descendents of Isca.
Ceremony At C.O.S.M.I. Headquarters and the
home of San Marziale in South Philadelphia.
Members of the Committee and Distinguished
Guests From Isca Sullo Ionio.
Comitato Organizzativo San Marziale, Inc.
A Non - Profit Organization
2550 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148 (215) 755-0985
Members of Filtalia S.E.
Philadelphia / COSMI.
Great friends gathering for the yearly
Festival for our Patron San Marziale.