Religion: The Blessed

Already twice blessed by the meat shortage and by exceptionally rich catches (187,000,000 lbs. last year), the Portuguese fishermen of Gloucester (Mass.) and their boats were blessed anew last week. It was a high point in a week's celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage.

As the 31 bells of the church carillon pealed, 400 swarthy fishermen in their Sunday best, followed by a score of clergy, made their way from the church to the fish pier. Archbishop Richard J. Gushing of Boston, in scarlet, purple and gold vestments, mounted a flag-decked platform facing...

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