Wednesday, May 6, 2015

San Damiano Mission, Greenpoint

Franciscan Friars have returned to Holy Family church, Greenpoint, under the name San Damiano Mission.  Conventual Franciscans from Holy Trinity, Williamsburg, staff the mission, but do not reside there. 
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Please see all the pages of the website San Damiano Mission for more information.
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This is not a "cult" in the accusatory sense of the word. It is a Roman Catholic mission.
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Please see my 2013 post about Holy Family parish for photographs. A few years ago, the parish was merged with that of St. Anthony of Padua and staffed by Oblates of Mary Immaculate from India, but it is now San Damiano Mission.
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For a 2016 commentary about the inviting doors of this church, please see the blog Brooklyn Relics. While Holy Family church may be a relic of the Slovak community of workers in Greenpoint, this mission is no dead relic.
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In August, 2016, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Louis ran an article with a photo:
http://stlouisreview.com/article/2016-08-25/friars-bring-god



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