Title of Murals
“Principal Episodes in the Life of Christ, of St. Francis of Assisi, and of St. Anthony of Padua”
Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood
New York, New York
Known locally as the “San Gennaro church,” the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood in Manhattan’s Little Italy was built for a parish of Neapolitan emigrants who venerated the patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro (St. Januarius in Latin/English.) Inside is a shrine to the martyred saint, and the church is also the host of the annual, famous San Gennaro Festival which occurs on the saint’s feast day in September.
Donatus Buongiorno painted 19 murals in this church, his largest commission, for which he was paid $4,000 in 1916. I have a written report with more information on the murals. If you are interested, write to me.