Fist of Jesus in park street?

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theseaandalifesaver
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Fist of Jesus in park street?

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:11 pm

what is up with those? in my 17 years of using the MBTA i have never noticed them until my girlfriend pointed them out to me tonight.

why are they there?

gt7348b
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Post by gt7348b » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:15 pm

I asked about them when I first moved to Boston and my friend from Arlington told me they went up when the Pope visited sometime in the '80s.

I don't know if this is true or not, but it is what I was told.
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BigRock
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Post by BigRock » Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:07 am

I jokingly tell my friends that they are sign language for Inbound and Outbound. :)

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Post by jwhite07 » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:33 am

Read all about them from the sculptor himself:

http://www.handsart.net/ralph/benedictions.html

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Post by l008com » Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:08 am

BigRock wrote:I jokingly tell my friends that they are sign language for Inbound and Outbound. :)
Secondary meanings include the American Sign Language shorthand for "Boston", and directional indicators for the trains which pass beneath.
Guess you weren't joking as much as you thought you were :-)
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Post by Pete » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:58 am

"Fist of Jesus" would make an excellent band name.

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Post by theseaandalifesaver » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:40 pm

rock & roll my friend.

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