San Vincenzo in New York

 

 

The processional statue of San Vincenzo located in the New York metropolitan area.  Both the decorative arch and halo contained lights which would be illuminated during special events.  It resided at St. Joachim's Church at 22-26 Roosevelt St. until the church's destruction in the 1950's.

 

 

This photo of the processional statue of San Vincenzo was taken in the Gallo home, after the demolition of St. Joachim's.  It found a safe haven in the Gallo home in Brooklyn for nearly 10 years.  At the lower left is John Gallo repairing some minor damage which occurred during the relocation.

 

 

Two of the last known photographs of the New York statue, after it's transfer to St. Rosalia's in Brooklyn, circa late  1960's.  The Gallo family funded a restoration of the statue, which included a professional repainting and the removal of the lights (including the halo) at the request of the church. 

 

 

The reclining statue of San Vincenzo, taken at the Gallo home after the demolition of St. Joachim's and before the relocation to St. Joseph's Church in the 1960's.

 

 

The reclining San Vincenzo in St.Joseph's Church, his home for the past 40 years.

 

The statue after the 2010 restoration, funded by the members of The Craco Society.

 

After the Mass honoring San Vincenzo on October 26, 2008, Father Tonelotto was kind enough to allow us to open the case containing the reclining statue and examine this reliquary which was partially hidden in the rear right hand corner.  Much to our amazement, this ornate vessel contains sacred bone relics of San Vincenzo.

 

 

A close up view of this important religious artifact.

 

 

 

The Bishop's seal on the rear of the reliquary, indicating a 1st class holy relic.

 

With the closing of St. Joseph's Church in August of 2015, the Holy Relic and statue of San Vincenzo was moved to The Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood Church at 113 Baxter St., in the heart of New York's Little Italy.  Here, our beloved patron saint is joined by San Rocco and San Gennaro, two of Southern Italy's best known saints.

 

 San Vincenzo in The Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood Church

 

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