Sunday, February 18, 2007

Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reviewing photos from New York City trip last summer. The St. Elizabeth Seton Shrine works impressivle on an odd sized lot at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, near Wall Street and the WTC Site. Note the curved fascia of the building, and the Colonial, yet definitely Roman style. By the way, the doors are locked, but if you ring the bell, the staff is more than happy to let you in and show you around. There were three tourists standing outside when I visited. After I rang, everyone went in for a devotional look around, and even some prayer.

1 comment:

Loyolalaw98 said...

Although the focus of this blog is ecclesial architecture, a mighty tome could be written on the decline of the Sisters of Charity of New York, the order founded by St. Eliz. Ann Seton.

Prior to the late 1970's the order owned some of the best real estate in major eastern cities, running schools with exquisite chapels attached.

The sell off of most of this property undoubtedly generated 100s of millions of dollars. Who knows where the $ went?, definitely not in the purchase or redesign of their nuns habits.