To some this looks like a shrine to Our Lady of Fátima with the shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco Marto. The brother and sister died of the Spanish influenza pandemic, and Sister Lúcia became a carmelite and lived into her 98th year. To Richard Lennon, the bishop destroyer of Cleveland and creator of Lennongrad, it is $9,500. It was planned in consideration with Fortuna funeral home Many earlier conversations have been denied having occurred. Any statements are only good for the particular moment they are uttered.
To-day, the third Sunday of the month, the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary, Collinwood in Cleveland welcomes the parishioners of Saint Lawrence. Both are slovene parishes. The 10 a.m. Mass is in slovene. Some members will have to brush up on the mother tongue, really learn the mother tongue. The Saint Lawrence community is virtually all Cleveland born from the Broadway-Union neighborhood. Lawrence's Mass had been at 10 a.m.
They came together for the first time at Saint Mary's. After Mass they had pastry and coffee in the new parish hall. The one room where they conversed was decorated with items of pre-war, yet enduring, slovene culture. In the corner was a green ceramic stove, that some of the american born mistook as a bar. It was a pleasant place.
Some of Lawrence's parish wanted to maintain a slovene connection, hence St. Mary's (they could also have chosen St. Vitus). What was promised by the lennonist régime was that some items from St. Lawrence could go to St. Mary's. They can go if they are ransomed.
Lennon wants money for the Saint Lawrence statue too, amongst other items. please see earlier post first and last paragraphs.
Postscriptum 8 February 2011: The Fatima group of statues are listed for $12, 000 on Lennon-Henninger. website.