Ground Zero Catholic Memorial Honors All Who Died on 9/11

It is not widely known, but there is a Ground Zero Catholic Memorial at St. Joseph’s Chapel on the southwest side of the World Trade Center. “The Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero honors all who died in the terrorist attacks, those who performed heroic and selfless acts on that day and in the weeks afterward, and all of us who have survived to bear witness.” Four statues were created by artist John Collier for the memorial; St. Joseph (patron of construction workers), St. Michael the Archangel (patron of police), St. Florian (patron of firefighters), and St. Mary Magdelene (first witness to the resurrection). They can be found along the eastern wall of St. Joseph’s Chapel, which is the wall closest to Ground Zero.

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