Villa Chapel

Erie Times News Letter: Just Swap Chapel Spaces

Mar 03 2010

I am writing to comment on the insightful Jan. 21 letter by the couple from Maryland, "Please preserve Villa Maria Chapel." I was curious if the Catholic Diocese of Erie would consider selling the Leopold house on West Eighth Street and using the money to save the historic chapel? I'm a former Erie resident and I knew the Leopold family. I'm willing to bet they would sanction such a move, especially since it is in keeping with the spirit of donating the estate for liturgical reasons. The functions at the house could then be held in the chapel and that would help utilize such a beautiful sacred space. TIM BRENNAN, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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