Mural: The Blessing of the Fleet

What interests me most of this mural (in a stairwell at St. Ann’s Church) is not the currently-out-of-fashion but historically correct liturgical garb of the presiding prelate (although, as a priest, I find it interesting), but rather the skyline on the shore.  I wonder exactly what view of Gloucester this is supposed to represent?  It certainly doesn’t match the current skyline, but obviously things have changed over the decades. The other paintings show that the artist paid attention to detail, so I don’t think he just made it up.

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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2 Responses to Mural: The Blessing of the Fleet

  1. Bob Ryan says:

    (Pre Vatican 2 ?) The children’s mass was 9:00 AM in the lower chuch. The Sisters would count the heads. Your home was called, that is
    if your family had a phone, to see why you were missing. Seeing these murals are bringing so many memories back. Thank you Fr. Green.

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