A lovely message and clarion request from Dierdre Savage, a Gloucester resident who grew up in New York City:
“Sitting in my too quiet home in Gloucester at 10AM last Sunday morning I was struck and comforted by the sound of church bells coming from up the street. Sure, there would be no usual gathering, but the bells rang. I felt an eerie sense of calm, as if it was a regular Sunday.
Later the same morning, I live-streamed Mass being held in a small chapel at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in NYC.
The endless sound of sirens coming from outside could not be missed. It was utterly heartbreaking.
Here’s a thought – lets get all the church bells in Gloucester – and beyond – ringing in unison on Easter Sunday morning. If you agree — please share this request far and wide.” – Dierdre Savage, Gloucester, Ma
Please consider asking your churches to participate. People across the country have already responded saying their churches are in on the idea — bells will ring across the country on Easter Sunday at 10AM!
- various places of worship, Gloucester, MA — and City Hall bell tower 🙂 – click individual photos twice to enlarge to full size (or pinch-zoom)
- Manny photographed the bells CLOSE UP at Our Lady here
- Our Lady 1924 photo Fred Bodin here