St. Vincent Ferrer parish began in 1867, and its current building dates to 1918. Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue designed the church, which is the most elaborate Gothic revival building I've seen since our field trip to the Newark Cathedral.
The sanctuary was just glorious. I've never seen seven lamps like that in a church that wasn't Anglo-Catholic. The altarpiece topped with Christ the King was carved in Belgium.
You can take a virtual tour of all the church's features and symbolism here. St. Vincent Ferrar is a peaceful oasis in a busy city. From the abundance of votive candles ($4 at the front desk, we bought one), you can tell many New Yorkers bring their intentions there. St. Vincent and St. Dominic, pray for us!
|This reminds me of a medieval church I did a middle-school report on.|
|I wonder if the little dog/fox/wolf on top of the pew is a shoutout to the Dominicans|
as God's dogs (Domini canes.)
|The rood screen.|
|Immaculate Conception shine|
|Side altar with tons of saints, plus Mary giving St. Dominic the rosary.|