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May 16, 2018 - We were in South Los Angeles today to see the beautiful St. Vincent de Paul Church.  While we were touring the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, we learned a lot about the Doheny family, whose patriarch, multi-millionaire oilman Edward L. Doheny, provided the funds to build this church.  The church was dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1925.  Its architecture is in the Spanish baroque style with a mix of California architecture.  There is still a weekly Mass said on Doheney's behalf at the parish.  The church is commonly known locally as “the church of the holy oil.”

This is a representation of "Our Lady of Guadalupe."

The times have changed!  Now candles and rosary beads are available through vending machines.

It is beautiful but the maintenance expenses must be astronomical.  Its location next to the University of Southern California (USC) means that most of the nearby restaurants are of the fast food variety, so our choices for lunch were limited.  However, we did enjoy some delicious subs at Quiznos, so our overall adventure was very satisfying.

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