Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Calverton National Cemetery
Long Island, NY
In memory of those we have lost.....

Friday, May 20, 2011

St. Josaphat's Monastery Tea House Ceiling

St Josaphat Monastery Tea House Ceiling, Glen Cove

A little history on the once wealthy estate, and now part of the St. Josaphat's Monastery: "In Lattingtown, one of the wealthiest communities in the country, there is a 118-acre estate whose residents have taken vows of poverty. It is St. Josephat's Monastery, and the Basilian monks who have lived there since 1944 use the 74-room mansion as a place of quiet prayer. The mansion had been owned by industrialist J.E. Aldred until he went bankrupt in 1942. A bank seized it and found no buyers until the order of Basilian monks snapped it up for $75,000, a bargain even then."