Sunday, March 17, 2013

Habemus bunting

St. Anthony's downtown had gold and white bunting this morning because habemus papam -- we have a pope! There is the church up above, with City Hall looming overhead. Yellow and white are the papal colors.

Here is a closeup! Notice the sweet old sign over the cross, reading "S. Antonio." It is a beautiful historic detail, besides of course the church's association with Leonard Pennario.

It is rare to see churches with the festive bunting even on an occasion like this. I could not remember seeing it before. One woman at church told me you used to see it more years ago. If someone had died you might see purple bunting over the door.

I wonder if any other churches around Buffalo have the bunting.

I will have to go around and see!

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