The date on the cornerstone behind John Paul II's right shoulder is 1904. (All photos Mark E. Rondeau)
The stunning altar area of the church. Another church in Adams was closed at the same time. St. Stan's parishioners
now are holding vigil in the church while awaiting answer to an appeal from Rome.
My friend Bernie (Bernadette) took me up into the choir loft to show me this part of the circular rose window. This section
depicts Archbishop Jan Cieplak, of Polish birth, confronting Soviet officials Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. In the 1920s, Cieplak,
leader of Russia's Catholics, defied the Soviet state in their defense. Originally sentenced to death after a show trial,
he was released because of international pressure, including a letter-writing campaign by U.S. Poles. Cieplak visited St.
Stan's in 1926, shortly before his death.
Another stunning stained glass window.
The ceiling of the church.