Saint Margaret Shrine: Bridgeport, CT’s Italian Community’s Dedication to Peace

Apr 05, 2021 600

BY: Raymond Guarini

After the last blog post, I was reminded of another amazing place that I have visited about five years ago during Lent that was also a message of peace. After Easter dinner, I dug up some old photos from my visit to Saint Margaret’s shrine in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

There was a significant Italian enclave surrounding Saint Raphael church in downtown Bridgeport during the early twentieth century, but as the parishioner base grew and more Italians migrated to Connecticut at the end of the 1930’s, there was a great need for a place of worship for Italians in the northern parts of the area.

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