Weekend Words to remember 9/11



Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4


Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Manhatten, New York


Through the efforts of Charlotte Grace O’Brien, it was originally established as a mission for female Irish immigrants coming to America during the late 19th century.


In 2015, the Parish of the Our Lady of the Rosary was merged back into St Peter’s Parish to form St Peter -Our Lady of Our Rosary Parish.


(I took this photo in August 2013, the only time I have ever visited New York City)


Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to read words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected sources.


3 thoughts on “Weekend Words to remember 9/11

  1. Karen Del Tatto

    My ancestors came over from Ireland through Ellis Island. I’ll have to mention this church to my mom. I’d be curious whether she knows about this church’s history as a mission to female Irish immigrants in the late 19th Century.

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D. Post author

      You’re welcome. It was a unique site, this quaint church flanked by skyscrapers. I wished I had time to visit it. The history I read online was interesting, and it would be fascinating to hear from someone who had a personal connection. Let me know what you learn from your mother.


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