St. Philip Neri fire

Rescuing The Blessed Sacrament


History repeats itself. The other St. Philip Neri Church fires

Posted by Alban on December 12, 2010 at 12:45 AM

There have been other St. Philip Neri Church fires where priests rescued the Blessed Sacrament:


Philadelphia, PA Thursday October 14, 1897

Bronx, NY  Wednesday December 4, 1912


In two other St. Philip Neri Church fires , firemen rescued the Blessed Sacrament:


Westport, NY Tuesday September 30, 1980

Bronx, NY  Sunday June 15, 1997


These events recall a reading in the Bible from Ecclesiastes (chapter 1 verses 9 and 11)


"What was, will be again, what has been done, will be done again, and there is nothing new under the sun.


 No memory remains of the past, and so it will be for the centuries to come -- they will not be remembered by their successors."

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