* St. Michael Parish

Beginning after S. 15th St., the complex on the right includes the Burning Bush (40 Pius), which had offered an overnight retreat center for meditation. It is now under consideration for redevelopment as living units. At 44 Pius is the former St. Michael’s Madchen Schule and previous home of the Veronica’s Veil playhouse. The theater hosted a series of plays throughout the year but was most famous for its Passion play, Veronica’s Veil. Performed during Lent, it was said to be the longest running play in American community theater. These buildings were part of St. Michael’s Parish. The former convent for the parish lies at 66 Pius Street and is now a condominium complex.

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