JNEWS: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] quote in St. Brigid’s story


A New Beginning for a Church Where Demolition Once Started

Published: January 27, 2013

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On Sunday, worshipers, including descendants of some of the original Irish parishioners, gathered as Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan consecrated and dedicated the newly renovated building. After 12 years and nearly $15 million, the church, on Avenue B and Eighth Street, was once again a parish church.

“You don’t believe in miracles, and then something like that happens,” said Peter Quinn, an author whose grandparents were married at St. Brigid’s in 1899. “It seemed so hopeless.”

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Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

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