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
Monday, October 13, 2014
Happy Columbus Day to all the paisanos of Our Lady of Vilnius
There was never a strong partition between the living and the dead of Our Lady of Vilnius, so on this Columbus Day we honor the Italians and Italian-Americans, among us and gone home to God, that contributed to the parish, among them Frankie Pretzels and his buddy, Provolone, Tony Zaggarino, Gerard DeSapio and his son, Carmine DeSapio, who donated the painting of St. Anthony of Padua over the West Altar, pictured above. We offer special prayers and remembrance for Joe Zaccaria, who devoted so much time, energy and emotion to the effort to save our parish.