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2295: St Agnes, New York City

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June 4, 2013

I thank you for your very amusing description of the mural at St Agnes, New York City.

I am one of the artists who painted the rather exciting St Agnes on the altar. I was responsible for about 95 per cent of the actual painting, but not the design or the colors. We found a parishioner to pose for the St Agnes; she also posed for the Blessed Mother. She was in fact quite beautiful.

I remember at the time that I wanted to give Mary an unambiguous bosom. When the painting was done, an Italian man who was doing the floor asked me, "John, I gotta ask, who is the chick with the rack?"

I did not reveal the parishioner to him then, nor will I now, but I must say that your "va va voom" St Agnes description really made my day.

John Bosquet-Morra

PS: Should you ever come to my church I will be nervous.

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