Saturday, October 4, 2008

St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Marywood


Click on the picture and look at the details. Check out the brick work around the main window, the hang over on the sides, and the would-be windows on the steeple. I love this church. It's not too far from me so i hope to get out there soon and photograph the hell out of it.
Two Photos provided by Ben Russell...I stitched them together.

7 comments:

Alex Fries said...

That's fine.

Jeffrey Smith said...

A quick e-mail would have been more polite, though. ;)
I hope you do get more pictures. It's beautiful. I'm so used to using the word "shoot" for taking pictures that I have to be careful. When I talk about shooting the hell out of a place it gives the wrong impression.

Kevin Hammer said...

Right beside St. Gaspar's is the old Our Lady of the Angels monastery building, which was a hub for Precious Blood missionary activity as early as 1845. It's now private property, I'm not sure if anyone lives there.
(Bring the zoom lens.)

Jude Miller said...

Yes, the monastery is a private residence now. I wish they would keep up the structure a little better though. Looks like there are a lot of broken windows on the top floor. I bought a post card with a picture of the sister's chapel, I wonder what it looks like now?

Sheree said...

Is this the former St Michaels Church in Marywood which is in close proximity to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine? I've been away from the area a very long time but do remember attending mass there if it is indeed the same. If it is, when did the name change and I'm curious as to why it did.

Kevin Hammer said...

It is the former St. Michael's church. It was renamed in 2005 after 3 parishes (St. Michael, Assumption in Reed, and St. Sebastian in Bismark) were merged.

JRS said...

I have recently visited the St. Michael's Cemetary. I don't recall ever visiting there before, but I have spent time at Assumption and St. Sabastian's, especially the summer festivals in Bismark. Too many relatives to count are buried in those three locations. I agree, the convent at St. Michael's is in sad shape. Junk cars and junk yard dogs.