Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise




"A resurrection, the egg breaking its shell.
The black Madonna, the mother of watchful God,
Broods no longer; she knows her son has risen."

-Stephen Stepanchev

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OLV Site Developer Files $149M Offering for Condos

Read all about it at The Real Deal.  Recently home from the Mass of the Lord's Supper and having just sung Pange Lingua, I am speechless.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Consolation from Joy of Cooking

Hit it, Terry...



Reverend Neil Connolly: David Gonzalez Pays Tribute to Really Good Shepherd in the New York Times



In his Sidestreet column in today's New York Times titled A Priest’s Legacy: Blessing His Flock, and Organizing It, David Gonzalez gives us the life and mission of Father Neil Connolly.

Once again I was introduced to someone that I regret not knowing in their lifetime.  He was granted long tenures at St. Athanasius and later, St. Mary's on the lower east side.  He accompanied his parishioners through the difficulties and, in return, they followed him as their trusted and loved shepherd.

Mr. Gonzalez singled out a voice from the parish, Angel Diaz:
"He had left soon after his friend and mentor was reassigned. And while his faith is resolute, he has yet to find another parish like the one led by Father Neil. 
I just go from parish to parish,” he said. “I haven’t found another spiritual home. I pray to God I will. But I am full of the richness I got from Father Neil.”"
Amen.




Sunday, April 09, 2017

Our Lady of Vilnius Palm Sunday 2017



"Then Jesus said to them,

"This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written: I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed; but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.""

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Friday, April 07, 2017

Construction Delay at OLV Site: Same Story, Better Picture



They display the picture above (credited to Nicholas Strini/Property Shark) above captioned "The existing building at 111 Varick Street."  I wish.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Construction at Our Lady of Vilnius site delayed by dispute



The Hudson Square BID and Trinity Realty are indeed creating open spaces.  Agime, the developer of the Sousa and Our Lady of Vilnius parcels is duking it out with Madigan, the developer of the former garage on the corner of Broome and Varick.

The dispute centers on air rights and the ldevelopers' ust for 360 degree views.  Read all about at The Real Deal.

It would be a great site for a small romanesque church.