Our Shrines

On Pentecost Sunday in 2011, four shrines were dedicated at Holy Innocents Parish. Adorned with paintings by the celebrated artist Mickey McGrath, O.S.F.S., each celebrates the diversity of the Parish and the gifts that can be found in each member of our community.

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Saints John Neumann and Katharine Drexel
Both of these saints are of Philadelphia descent. In this painting, they are truly representing the parish community, as they are standing under the El tracks and holding the Parish of Innocents in their hands.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe
As an icon of social justice for the poor and marginalized, she represents the symbol of racial equality and tolerance, as the Patroness of the Americas.

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Jesus with the Holy Innocents
This painting represents Jesus as the youthful Good Shepherd, bi-racial Vietnamese/Latino. The daisies in the painting are symbols of innocence.

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Saint Andrew Dung-Lac
Saint Andrew died in 1839 and was one of 117 Vietnamese martyrs. The 116 pearls on his clothing symbolize the others. He is standing in a traditional cemetery arch/gateway.