Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

80 Years Since St. Joseph Tiffin Fire

April 11 will mark the 80th anniversary of the fire at St. Joseph church in Tiffin, noted on the Seneca County Museum's Facebook page.  Lightning struck the steeple around 1:30 a.m., with only walls and the base of the steeple left -- still part of the rebuilt church.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Seven Church Tour" in Columbus

Just learned of the Columbus Seven Church Tour:  it was held March 8:

In the middle of the 15th Century, the “Second Apostle of Rome,” St Philip Neri began a tradition called the “Seven Church Walk of Rome.”  It was an opportunity for the faithful, especially young people, to foster devotion and community in the City of Rome, as well as see the Historic and Beautiful Churches of the City.

Now this same experience, a “Pilgrimage at Home,” has come to Columbus with a bus tour of the 7 Historic Churches of Downtown Columbus, Ohio!

An eye-witness account HERE.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Update on BG St. Aloysius Mural

One of the artists working on the mural restoration at St. Aloysius, Stephan Giannini, has a post on his website showing updates and explaining the process.  You can see it HERE.

He has also assembled many photos of muralist Felix Lieftucher's other works and biographical information HERE.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bishop Alter

Grave of Bishop Karl Alter, Gate of Heaven cemetery in Cincinnati.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Lorain County Sacred Landmarks

Just to the east of the Toledo Diocese, the Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative sponsors events and provides information to promote the wide variety of religious landmarks in their region.  They've just re-activated their Facebook page, full of photos and features:  Click HERE.
Plans are in the making for a tour of neighborhoods & churches in central Lorain sometime in May.

Photo above: Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church in Lorain