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The Reverend Richard F. Moore was the fourth pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut where he oversaw the renovation of the exterior and interior of the Gothic style 1886 church. The church was re-dedicated in 1920 with the newly commissioned Christ in Blessing mosaic inlaid in the main altar reredos. Sacred Heart Church was ultimately razed in December 1965 to make room for the newly designed Route 25. The mosaic was dismantled and sent to Sacred Heart University, where it was moved often and badly damaged. A tedious and meticulous salvage and restoration project was begun and in 1981 Christ in Blessing was installed in the Sacred Heart University Library where it resides today.


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