Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Shrine of St. Jude - Our Lady of Victories Paterson, NJ


Loci Lenar recently visited a shrine and church that is very near and dear to my heart. Shrine of Saint Jude

This was our parish when we were little kids. I made my First Holy Communion at this Church. Monsignor Vincent Puma was the pastor then. He went on to become the founder of Eva's Kitchen and later Eva's Village, an charitable organization that helped the downtrodden and homeless.

During this time, Father John Catoir was also assigned there. Father Catoir is the syndicated columnist and author of many spiritual books, and one time host of The Christophers.

Thanks Loci for the trip down memory lane.

6 comments:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Very Beautiful Esther

Esther G. said...

It is an old Church and Shrine but I agree Ed, it is beautiful. Thank you.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful picture Esther!!

Esther G. said...

Thanks Tracy.

Loci B. Lenar said...

On my blog, I posted a new photograph of a stained glass window from my trip to the Shrine of St. Jude. The photo is combined with a prayer written by Pope John Paul II.

Esther G. said...

Thanks Loci. I believe I did see that. Beautiful!