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St. Mary's Catholic Church

  • 538 Broadway
  • Providence, RI 02903
Overview

St. Mary’s is a Gothic Revival monument to the Irish history of Providence. The stone church, designed by Irish-born architect James Murphy, was begun in 1864. The Irish congregation of mill workers donated much of the labor, including digging the foundations and cutting stone masonry, in a magnificent act of faith and community. Today there are Spanish language masses and a chapel is decorated with Peruvian icons brought by the new congregants, one of many Latin American countries represented in St. Mary’s 21st century congregation.