Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shop owner relies on faith

La Rinascente Imports, a family business that caters to 'the sacraments'
Maria Mazzocco, owner of La Rinascente Imports, stands with her brother Father David Bellusci, OP.
(Special to The B.C. Catholic)
An east Vancouver's store has employees busy catering for nice children's clothes, including baptisms and confirmations. The B.C. Catholic's Nathan Rumohr reports: 
Sitting on shelves next to hanging blouses and mother-of-the-bride dresses are religious articles such as rosaries, icons, statues, and figurines. 
"We have always been connected with the Church," Mazzocco said. "The most important part of our life is faith, and you bring that into your business. I wouldn't want a business that didn't have the religious articles." The Bellusci family grew up in east Vancouver and were members of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. Mazzocco's youngest brother, Father David Bellusci, is a Dominican priest.
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