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Only In Print: Brooklyn Family Carries On Couple’s 23-Year Legacy of Generosity to Nuns

There was no place that Ed and Paula Antonio would rather spend their 50th wedding anniversary than the Monastery of the Most Precious Blood, where they celebrated with the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Matara. (Photo: Courtesy of E.J. Antonio)

FLATLANDS — An unlikely friendship between a Brooklyn family and a group of cloistered nuns living in a monastery has lasted more than two decades and is still thriving today. This is the story of the Antonio Family and the sisters from the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Matara.

The friendship was such that when the Antonios celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012…

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