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EAST BOSTON -- While their parents attend Mass at the Madonna Queen Shrine, children amuse themselves in the next-door play room. A statue of St. Rita of Cascia, patron of impossible causes, stands in a corner. The shrine, situated on the highest point in East Boston, was established in 1954 with the dedication a 35-foot copper and bronze statue of the madonna that overlooks Boston Harbor. Masses at the shrine, which is run by the priests of Sons of Divine Providence, are said in four languages -- English, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian-Portuguese. The priestly order was founded by St. Luigi Orione, whose motto was 'Do good to all, help everybody, harm nobody.' (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter) audio: Click the play button below to hear sacristan Carol Bellinska discussing the Spanish-language mass <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'> (Audio by Scott LaPierre, Boston.com)
Prayer and play
EAST BOSTON -- While their parents attend Mass at the Madonna Queen Shrine, children amuse themselves in the next-door play room. A statue of St. Rita of Cascia, patron of impossible causes, stands in a corner. The shrine, situated on the highest point in East Boston, was established in 1954 with the dedication a 35-foot copper and bronze statue of the madonna that overlooks Boston Harbor. Masses at the shrine, which is run by the priests of Sons of Divine Providence, are said in four languages -- English, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian-Portuguese. The priestly order was founded by St. Luigi Orione, whose motto was "Do good to all, help everybody, harm nobody."

(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)

audio: Click the play button below to hear sacristan Carol Bellinska discussing the Spanish-language mass
(Audio by Scott LaPierre, Boston.com)