Monday, October 28, 2013
More speculation on the 'saint' who saved St. Brigid's
In May 2008, the Archdiocese of New York announced that it had accepted an anonymous $20 million donation to restore St. Brigid's on Avenue B and save it from demolition.
To date, the donor's name was never made public. But there was a lot of speculation... including, but not limited to: Matt Dillon (he spoke out to help save the church), Donald Trump and George Steinbrenner.
Now another name has emerged from a reliable source — Mel Gibson.
Apparently the actor-director donated to a lot of religious causes, including for preservation... (And this was pre-divorce settlement.)
If this is true, then thank you Mr. Gibson. Nice that one historic church was spared the condo after-life here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
13 keys dates in the 165-year history of St. Brigid's, reopening on Sunday