Pilgrimage to Malden
The Boston Globe / Boston.com
The gravesite of Father Patrick Power in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden continues to draw attention at a level that might surprise the 19th-century preacher. In 1929, though Power had been dead for six decades, more than 1 million people came to the cemetery after hearing that some who had recently visited his grave had been cured of their ailments or seen improvement.
The gravesite of Father Patrick Power in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden continues to draw attention at a level that might surprise the 19th-century preacher.

In 1929, though Power had been dead for six decades, more than 1 million people came to the cemetery after hearing that some who had recently visited his grave had been cured of their ailments or seen improvement.
(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)