Our Lady of Vilnius Roman Catholic Church stood on Broome Street in Manhattan at the Entrance to the Holland Tunnel since 1910 Cardinal Egan locked it on February 26, 2007. It was demolished in 2015. I live here even though it is gone
"An intelligent person fights for lost causes, realizing that others are merely effects." e.e. cummings
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Verbø Sekmadienis !
"I am not the one striking, The Palm is striking You are not in pain The Palm is in pain Soon it will be Easter !"
The forsythia is in bloom in New York and so are the devotees of Our Lady of Vilnius on Broome Street. The air is fresh and sweet today, even outside the Holland Tunnel where the Jersey-bound motorists will idle and wonder at the flags, American and Lithuanian that will whip around in the wind. They'll watch the small group of people, joyful despite being outside the walls of their spiritual home.
I am not able to be among them today, but as I attend noon Mass I will unite with them in prayer for the restoration of our home.