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Bronze Door [detail] - click to enlarge

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Bronze doors- click to enlarge
The great twelve-panel bronze doors located at the sanctuary end of the side aisles were gifts of the Simpson Family in 1929 and mark the close of a generation of very generous pre-Depression benefactions. The doors were designed by the Rev. Patrick O’Gorman, S.J., pastor from 1924 to 1929; the north-side doors depict the saints who personify one of each of the eight Beatitudes while the south-side doors depict the saints who personify one of each of the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Crafted by the Long Island Bronze Company, these one-of-a-kind portals are beautiful compliments to the fenestrated bronze sanctuary doors on either side of the main altar, given in 1928 by Mrs. William Simpson, the bronze high pulpit, given in 1929 as an anonymous gift, the hanging bronze sanctuary lamp, gift of Mr. And Mrs. John Agar in 1914, and the bronze choir screen, given in 1907 by Mrs. Nicholas Brady in memory of her father, Patrick Garvan.

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