Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Behind the Scenes of New Painting

Pennsylvania artist Eric Armusik recently completed a painting of the Crucifixion for St. Sebastian parish in Akron.  Here is a short video of the process.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Good Friday Procession through the Woods

On Good Friday, April 3, 2015, the Sorrowful Mother Shrine south of Bellevue, Ohio, will offer two opportunities to pray the Stations of the Cross while walking in procession through the shrine woods – 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The 9:00 p.m. Way of the Cross will be a candlelight procession, an awesome experience! Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

St. Hedwig, Toledo

There's an article in the Toledo Free Press regarding St. Hedwig's church on Lagrange in Toledo -- click HERE.

John Baptiste Verment, an architect / stonecarver originally from France, is credited as the architect of St. Hedwig's church.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

OLC Shrine Pastor named Bishop of Lexington

Fr. John Stowe, serving as pastor of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, has been named the new bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.  More details, click HERE.  And HERE.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In Search of Bells

From the Columbus Dispatch, a column about Fr. Kevin Lutz's long search for the missing bell of St. Peter church in Columbus -- click HERE.

Fr. Lutz is the founder of the Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center in Columbus.
Bruce Frohnen
Bruce Frohnen
Bruce Frohnen

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Patrick Keely Symposium in New York

On Friday, March 20, 2015, The Monuments Conservancy will present its 25th Symposium at the New York Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 pm, to  discuss the life and legacy of Patrick Charles Keely.  Keely was one of the most influential church architects of late 19th Century America.  In the Diocese of Toledo, St Francis de Sales chapel in Toledo and St. Peter & Paul church in Sandusky were his designs.

This year's theme is "The Eucharistic Foundation of Patrick Charles Keely's Artistry."   For more information, call 212-764-5645 x10 or email

UPDATE:  Here's a link to online text of "Patrick Charles Keely, architect; a record of his life and work" by Francis Kervick -- click HERE.