Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage included in List of 58 Gems of Boston / by Ethan Anthony

June 3 and 4, 2017 The Boston Architecture Foundation event dubbed CB17 Common Boston highlighted a diverse range of sites that shed:

"light on the great and hidden architecture of Boston. The goals of Common Boston are to promote a greater appreciation of the built environment, inspire discussion about excellence in design, planning, and preservation, and broaden awareness of the rich architectural and cultural traditions present in diverse communities throughout Greater Boston."

Among the 58 site featured in this year's event was our Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, the continuation of the waterfront seafarer's chapel in the Seaport District.

The Festival program praised the Chapel design as a "beautiful house of prayer, intimate in size but majestic in its elements."

"Built in the 1950s to serve fishermen, longshoremen, and their families, the Chapel moved to a new site this year to better serve local workers. The new chapel retains much of its nautical heritage with a ceiling patterned after the hull of a ship and walls inscribed with the prayer “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters…” It is a beautiful house of prayer, intimate in size, but majestic in its elements."

The festival booklet with the other 58 sites can be viewed and downloaded here. For the booklets from other years and more information about Common Boston and its annual program look here.