CHICAGO — The Easter Sunday solar beams over St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, a one hundred fifty-yr-previous church is nestled subsequent to the Kennedy just north of Division Road.
In its history the church has overcome one impediment after one other. Parishioners defeated plans to demolish the church to make means for the highway, but despite of threats of closure and even a fireplace, it remains open at present.
“I might say miracle after miracle after miracle just principally to save lots of this sanctuary that’s right here I the guts of Chicago,” Pastor Anthony Boss stated.
The church got here together to have fun one other one Sunday, a century-previous mural introduced again in life, resurrected in time for Easter.
“We hadn’t seen it for decades as a result of it was so dark and dirty and filled with grit we couldn’t even mild it, it was In such disrepair,” Fr. Boss stated. “Everyone was just astounded; it was like the church was reborn.”
Proper earlier than lent, the church acquired an nameless donation to revive the painting, and a workforce of 5 artists spent two months climbing scaffolding to wash away the soot.
“I feel it’s like 50 ft up or something, and for the whole of lent, hidden from us, they have been restoring the complete mural,” Fr. Boss stated.
It’s one other chapter in a single church’s story of faith, and survival.