Day 1262

He’s back!

June 14th, 2015

The San Lorenzo Ruiz and Scalabrini Center has apparently replaced (or perhaps recovered — I called the center multiple times to find out but couldn't get anyone on the phone) the statue of San Lorenzo Ruiz that, as we learned, was cut down at the ankles and stolen back in 2008. The feet of the old statue are still on display in the front yard, but a figure of San Lorenzo now looks out over the street from a much less accessible perch up on the building's balcony. (A statue of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, whose full-length robe must serve as a significant deterrent to ankle-snapping bandits, continues to stand in the front yard.)

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