April 1, 2023

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A chapel for permanent worship is being built in Manhattan

“We not only want to erect an altar with a plinth, but we want it to be a place where people also experience God through the beauty of the interior,” says Father Boniface Endorf, who is in charge of the project.

Fight to build a chapel

The Dominicans demonstrate this because of the decoration of St. Peter’s Basilica. Józef, where the chapel is being built, decides to combine neo-Romanesque and classical elements. The mosaics will come all the way from Madrid. The Archbishop of New York came up with the initiative to build a permanent worship church. Although the beginnings, Father Endorf adds, were not easy and the Holy Spirit had to help.

Easter was coming up and I wasn’t getting much response. At the same time, I was busy preparing for the Triduum. Right after Christmas, I prayed these words: “Lord, if you want this to happen, help me raise money. [Bo obecnie] “I’m banging my head against the wall,” he said.

“I got a call on Monday and I received a big donation. And so every day, all week. People I hadn’t met before called. They learned about the project through word of mouth. This week we raised more than half of the necessary amount. I hope I will People in this church experience God’s mercy and are transformed.

“against New York culture”

The priest continues: “They will learn that they are loved by God and will turn their lives to Him, finding the joy for which the Lord created them.”

“It’s kind of a contradiction to the culture of New York, a city that’s so crowded and full of conflicts. And yet, he maintains these aspirations.” [przecież] The natural human drive towards happiness. Father Endorf said that residents are looking for what they think will make them happy, and everyone has their own vision of such things.

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“By placing a chapel there, we are giving them the opportunity to find something that will truly bring peace to their souls. For what we truly desire is holiness, and a transformative encounter with God’s mercy will allow the inhabitants to find the ultimate fulfillment of their desires.”


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