Does the statue of the Blessed Mother come with the sale?
Last month, we reported on a random act of kindness that happened in South Boston at Sister Mary Veronica Park.
A gentleman was hired to paint a house near F and 8th. He always took his lunch in this park and noticed the condition of the statue of Mary. He decided she would use a little love and gave her a much-needed coat of paint.
Well, thanks to some observant readers of Caught in Southie who alerted us to this news, Sister Mary Veronica Park – located on West 8th between F and Grimes Streets – is on the market!
According to one disappointed reader, “This is the only green space we have on this end. And we were told for years it was given to the neighbors from the archdiocese.” Evidently, the Archdiocese of Boston changed its mind.
You can check out the listing here.
A little history….
Back in the day, the students of St. Augustine’s School would crown her after first communion and for the May procession.
Sister Mary Veronica grew up on Loring Street, located one street over from the park. Her two sisters, Rita Graul and Ronnie Cobb raised their families on Grimes Street. (Thank you, Susan and Mae, for the info.