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. A plan to redevelop the site into living units is currently under review. The next building housed the Burning Bush, which had offered a retreat center for quiet meditation in overnight rooms.
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