As crowds streamed out of the Back Bay following Monday’s explosions, priests and seminarians at the St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine near the Fenway stood in front of their stone building and offered those who passed by fruit and water — and a chance to talk.
A young woman wanted to know where the T stop was. She seemed fine, but when the Rev. Tom Carzon gently pressed her, she said that she had been right next to the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon. She told him about it and accepted his offer to pray together.