A few portraits from an assignment at the beginning of the month. Parishoners at Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini church in Scituate, Massachusetts have been on an around the clock vigil inside the church since the Archdiocese of Boston announced that they would be closing the parish seven years ago. They stay in shifts, an hour here, a few hours there, and with at least two people sleeping in the church overnight. For seven years. The parishioners are afraid that if the Archdiocese close the church then it will be sold off to pay for settlements stemming from the priest abuse scandal.
It's not my first time covering the vigil but it is the only time that the light was in my favor. Natural light, in the late fall and winter is hard to come by in New England. But we have had a great streak of warm days and clear skies. Thankfully this assignment was at 3:30 meaning the light was streaming through the incredible stained glass windows that adorn the church. So I worked them and I think the results were pretty nice.