In 1966, a young Spanish artist named Fernando Calderon came to stay with his old friend Canon Shreve while he waited for a shipment of paintings to arrive by boat from Spain for an exhibition in California. The paintings arrived too late for the show. The Canon convinced him to stay at his church and paint the unique murals of the four Gospel writers and the twelve Disciples that grace the sanctuary as well as the Nativity mural in the parish hall. All of the beautiful murals were done for a dollar a day plus room and board. The sanctuary murals became badly damaged over the decades. They were painted with the first acrylic paints to be developed and the majority of the materials were donated to the church by a paint factory which was going out of business. In 2009 the murals were restored by Joseph F. Tiedemann, an outstanding conservator, who even traveled to Spain to research the artist and restoration project. In the spring of 2010, the School of Visual Arts, Mr. Tiedemann's alma mater in New York City issued an article about the restoration of the murals. Fernando Calderon went on to become one of the most renowned muralists of the 20th Century.