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Only in Print: Memory Garden Project Brightens Parish’s Grotto, Comforts Community

Almost 400 cardinals are hanging in the grotto of Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. After discovering a bird was hanging in his late-wife’s memory, Phil Calandrillo decided to add to the family and memorialize his late sister-in-law and nephew as well. (Photo: Erin DeGregorio)

MASPETH — They may be made from acrylic, but the red cardinals nestled in tree branches in the grotto of Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church seem as real as the birds chirping and flapping their wings in shrubbery nearby…

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