St. John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos were both pastors at this church. It is just blocks from where St. Elizabeth Ann Seton lived, and from Mt. Calvary Catholic Church (my parish), part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
It is also just about a mile (as the crow flies) from where the riots broke out in Baltimore last year, just two blocks from the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the first cathedral in the United States) and just a few blocks from where the bishops of the United States meet every November.
Looks like Our Lord has decided to reclaim the birthplace of Catholicism in America.
Laus tibi Christe!
I attend a small Latin rite parish in Tacoma where the two priests are members of FSSP.
This is an incredible organization. Makes me so happy to see them acquire this jewel.
Thank you Monsignor Arthur Bastress for your 66 years of service to the Church. The FSSP will do a fine job in your stead.
Wow, this church is a magnificent building: http://jaymoorephotography.com/blog/?p=15422