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From the archives | June 10

Jubilee Mass for Cardinal brings 40,000 to Fenway Park

The three-day celebration of the golden jubilee of His Eminence, William Cardinal O’Connell, reached its culmination yesterday forenoon in what was literally a “mass meeting” of about 40,000 persons in Fenway Park. It was certainly one of the most impressive Sunday services ever held in this city.

On the program it was called an “Open-Air Mass and Religious Civic Ceremony.” And, in a way, that describes it. But there was something more to it – there was something that could not possibly be embodied in a phrase.

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