Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

St. Michael, Gibsonburg

Some interior photos can be viewed HERE.

No snow yet . . .

Designed by architect William P. Ginther, built in 1905. Rumor has it there's a book about Ginther in the works.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fr. Aloysius Horn

Fr. Aloysius Horn (1899 - 1971), a Fremont priest, had a great love for Christmas. He started the American Christmas Crib Society, and in 1941 wrote "A Christmas Chronicle," a book of vignettes of Christmas throughout the ages.

In 1967, he was invited by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson to be part of the Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies at the White House. (Above photo is from an obituary.)

The above article about St. Rose in Lima is from 1935. Note that "a helium halo is used behind the head of the Infant."

In a Catholic Chronicle interview, Fr. Horn said he had been inspired by the elaborate Christmas festivities planned by the Rev. Dr. Seraphin Bauer of St. Joseph parish in Fremont.
An earlier post can be read HERE.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

All Saints, Rossford

All Saints church in Rossford has a series of stained glass windows of various saints in its Blessed Sacrament chapel. (We think these are from Ss. Cyril and Methodius church, which combined with St. Mary Magdalene to form All Saints.) Pictured above is St. Gabriel.

St. Veronica, with a "k".

The tabernacle.

You can see more photos of the chapel HERE, and many photos of the rest of church HERE, taken during the recent concert by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Many thanks to Shari for sharing these!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Outreach to Deaf Persons, 1917

There's a fascinating article about Toledo's Bishop Schrembs ministering to the deaf community of Toledo in 1917; click HERE. A representative of the St. John Institute for Deaf-Mutes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, met with the bishop and priests from St. John's University downtown. And Traffic Officer Malcolm O'Sullivan helped too!

From reading the article, I believe that the back row of people in the photo above were deaf Catholics who had been confirmed by Bishop Schrembs. Also, second from the right in the first row is Mgr. A. J. Schwertner, who was later Bishop of Wichita.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

St. Joseph, Crestline

Be sure to check out the slide show at the Catholic Chronicle to see renovations at St Joseph Church in Crestline. Click HERE.

You can view other photos and drawings of the plans HERE.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Toledo Churches, 1919

Above is a list of Catholic churches in Toledo from the 1919 Dreher's Street and House Number Guide. I had not heard of Our Lady of the Rosary, 129 Paine Ave., on the East Side.

You can look at the full directory online, click HERE.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Up North . . .

Many photos of churches in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, can be viewed HERE.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Concert Mania!

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will be appearing at several Catholic churches in the diocese in the next month (and in many other churches as well!) A fine chance to explore the churches and hear some great music.

Nov. 25 - St. Michael in Findlay
Nov. 30 - St. Joseph, Sylvania
Dec. 8 - St. Patrick in Bryan
Dec 14 - St. Wendelin, Fostoria
Dec. 18 - All Saints, Rossford
Dec. 20 - St. Joseph, Maumee (home of the window shown above.)

Full schedule and details, click HERE.

The Carey Ecumenical Choir will present its 40th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation. More information HERE.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sacred Heart, Bethlehem

The Mansfield newspaper has a photo gallery of a prayer service at Sacred Heart church in Bethlehem, where parishioners were praying for a soldier injured in Afghanistan. You can view it HERE.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Adolphus Druiding, Architect

If you've traveled on US Rt. 23 north of Columbus, these spires may look familiar -- St. Mary's Church in Delaware.

The church is credited to the firm of Adolphus Druiding, a German-American architect active in the late 1800s. According to this list, he also worked on Toledo's St. Patrick Historic and Ottoville's Immaculate Conception. He also drew up plans for St. Rose in Perrysburg that ultimately were not used.
See another of Druiding's churches at Rome of the West.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ss. Patrick & Andrew

Cemetery at St. Andrew's in Liberty Township, north of Bascom.

Detail of a tombstone from 1911.

Detail of the tower base.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Capital University Choir at Rosary Cathedral

In celebration of the centennial of Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, the Capital University Chapel Choir will appear at Rosary Cathedral on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 3 pm. Full details HERE. (Thanks to Shari for letting us know!)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Portiuncula Chapel, Sylvania

A video marking the 75th anniversary of the Portiuncula Chapel at Lourdes University.

Also, 13 ABC has a feature about Sylvania Franciscan Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak and her artwork -- click HERE.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chapel in the Cornfield, Indiana

We know chapels in cornfields in Northwest Ohio -- so when I saw a mention of the "Chapel in the Cornfield" in Donaldson, Indiana, I had to take a look. It's located at Ancilla College, south of South Bend. Some photos: HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tiffin Manufacturing Altar Sketch

Plans for a main altar by the Tiffin Manufacturing Company, uncertain of date (shown in the Tiffin Heritage Festival 1982 program). A previous post on the company can be found HERE.