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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

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Still Image

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Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

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120mm gelatin silver negative


Full exterior view of the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 166 State Street, from north. A community of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood have lived in the cloistered convent on State Street from 1934 through 2018.
While the convent originally housed 14 nuns, living in silence and prayer away from the world, the chapel was open daily for the public to visit as a place of contemplative prayer, daily Mass, and as a form of the Sisters' ministry.

Interior views of the chapel can be seen at the links below.

Photo published in the Evening Express, on 24 July 1965

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Interior view of Chapel : 20 OCT 1951

Precious Blood Convent 02 FEB 2017 fr01.JPG (6016 kB)
Interior view of Chapel : 2 FEB 2017

Precious Blood Convent 02 FEB 2017 fr02.JPG (5757 kB)
Interior view of Chapel, with windows : 2 FEB 2017


Portland, Me., West End, Religious communities, Houses of worship


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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted