Lions at our Gate
Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.
Here at Queen of Peace we have our own “Lions at the Gate.” At our main entrance lie two ceramic golden retrievers, male and female, who have steadfastly stood guard for several decades for our dear Residents, Staff, Sisters and Visitors. Our “Lions at the Gate”, who have gone through various names over the years, have witnessed countless gatherings through good times and bad, been adorned with holly wreaths at Christmas and lovely floral wreaths in springtime. They have been bedecked in top hats, graduation caps, Mets and Yankee caps, and more. They have warmly welcomed our new Residents to Queen of Peace, and said their last goodbyes when a Resident goes Home to the Lord.
We are very proud of our “Lions at the Gate”, who now remind us to stay safe.