Saturday, August 09, 2008

A Bridge

This afternoon, along with other young adults from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, I volunteered at an ice cream social at Covenant House.

Located at the corner of 41st Street and 10th Avenue on the West Side of Manhattan, it's a temporary facility for homeless men and women between the ages of 18 and 21 -- a bridge for young people no longer considered children by the foster care system but who are not yet able to provide for themselves.

I was impressed by the work they do there.

At the end of the event, we had the opportunity to see the building's chapel. It is a predominantly Christian space with a small tabernacle containing the Eucharist. But, the chapel also had some artwork related to Judaism and Islam.

The photos here show a statue in the chapel called "Madonna with Children of the World."

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