Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
St. Mary Magdalen
All Saints parish in Rossford was formed in 1990, bringing together two parishes -- Ss. Cyril and Methodius and St. Mary Magdalen. (For more photos of the impressive exterior, enter "Rossford" in the search box above.)
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
“Before midnight all arose, recited matins in common, and then celebrated the midnight Masses. Lauds in common followed. By this time they were able to celebrate the second Mass of Christmas, as the first rays of dawn reddened the sky. When these Masses were completed, the sun had risen and the third Masses of Christmas were offered. Thus, with the celebration of twenty-four Masses upon a steamboat moving up the Mississippi, the Society observed its first Christmas in America.”
From Paul Knapke’s History of the American Province of the Society of the Precious Blood, Vol. 1.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
More details HERE and at the Museum web site. "All Art News" notes, "The sculpture has strong resonance with the Museum’s Spanish 17th-century paintings, including St. Joseph and the Christ Child and Murillo’s The Adoration of the Magi, all on view in the Great Gallery."
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
(from A History of Bettsville by John E. Durrett.)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Pictured above, a crucifix he carved at St. Francis Convent, Tiffin.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Fr. Patrick Hennebery was the first English-speaking member of the Society of the Precious Blood in America. A native of Ireland, he came to the seminary in Thompson, Ohio, in 1847 after meeting the Precious Blood order in Wisconsin. After his ordination at New Riegel in 1853, he served many parishes/missions in the area, and started several, including Spencerville, Kirby and Bascom.
In 1865 he went to California, where he tried for years to establish a Catholic college -- details here.
Later he gave missions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. There’s a chapter about his efforts in the book, "The Irish in New Zealand": Patrick Hennebery in Australasia, 1877-1882.
Upon his return to America, he continued his missions in the West Coast until his death in 1897. He is buried in Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City, Nevada.
His full story can be found in the book “A Time to Sow and a Time to Reap,” by Paul Link C.PP.S.