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Friday, January 28, 2011

TWO HISTORIC ANNIVERSARIES

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY    2011                            -     Northridge100

Fifty years after the founding of Northridge, California, the Roman Catholic parish of Our Lady of Lourdes was established. Today, the parish and its parochial school are two of the most successful institutions in the San Fernando Valley.

 Shrine statue of Our Lady of Lourdes within the parish church in Northridge, California. (click on image to enlarge) Photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2011.
 Photo-quilt celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church in Northridge. It is located in the vestibule of the church.

Stained glass window with symbols related to the Incarnation of Jesus. The descending dove represents the Holy Spirit, the lily symbolizes the Virgin Mary. Below is a green Fleur d' Lis
the French symbol for Mary.

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