Once upon a time, there was a storyteller who had a dream. The storyteller is Anthony McCaffrey, creator of Dovetales, a collection of religious fables or fairy tales for children. He writes them, and tells them at his parish, St. Anne and St. Patrick in Sturbridge, among other places. This spring he started a group called Artisans of Jesus and launched the website artisansofjesus.org.
Originally dedicated to Carroll in 2008, the plaza was rededicated on July 19 to the Worcester native in celebration of his decades of philanthropic work and service to the city. Mr. Carroll played an essential role in raising $1.7 million to purchase a fruit and vegetable store that was up for sale at the opposite end of the parking lot from St. John’s Church and renovating it into a soup kitchen and food pantry.