Our house is named after Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) or simply Dante, who was an Italian poet from Florence. He was known for his stilnovo poetry—poetry about the purity of love. His central work, the Commedia Divina (The Divine Comedy), is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
He was banished from his beloved hometown in 1301 and went into exile in Verona, where he settled to write the Divine Comedy. It went on to become one of the most famous pieces of religious poetry, earning popularity both immediate and lasting while defining modern and archaic views of the Catholic afterlife.
O U R M O T T O: Written in Dante’s native language: Italian.
POCA FAVILLA GRAN FIAMMA SECONDA
"A Great Flame Follows A Tiny Spark"
OUR COLORS: Orange and Black
OUR MASCOT: Dante Pyros
HOUSE OF THE YEAR: 2009, 2012, & 2013. First to win Back-to-Back house of the year awards as well as three overall.
OUR PATRON SAINT: St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the war cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of Satan. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.