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. Its immortal soul survives.
"An intelligent person fights for lost causes, realizing that others are merely effects." e.e. cummings
Monday, June 25, 2012
RIP Lonesome George
A giant Galapagos Pinta tortoise, Lonesome George, a.k.a. Jorge, was not Catholic and did not actually attend Our Lady of Vilnius. Like Our Lady of Vilnius Parish he was the last of his kind. On this basis, we happily welcome him to the fanciful paradise that is the Our Lady of Vilnius Virtual Basement Hall where he will silently scuttle past Dorothy Day and Jurgis Aleliunas will slip him a morsel of koldunai. This earthly realm will be a bit sadder without him.