In the shadows of Christ's love | 87-year-old has served at parish for most of his life

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
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Ed Marty was born in the shadows of St. Mary of Victories Church. He doesn't have many photos from his childhood anymore, but the 87-year-old seems to light up when he shows a black-and-white image of a residence, once attached to the side of the church, where he was born in 1925 and raised along with his eight brothers and sisters. "The bed was against the wall that connected to the church," Marty said of the place where his mother gave birth to him. It was just a few yards from the tabernacle that held the Blessed Sacrament.

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