Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Above, a photo of artist John Bernat from the Jan. 27, 1962 Mansfield News Journal. Bernat painted the extensive murals in St. Peter's; his wife Martha created the Stations of the Cross.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Pioneer priest Fr. Joseph Machebeuf takes the shortcut from Sandusky to Toledo:
I had the pleasure of seeing the Rev. Mr. De Goesbriand on his way to Toledo, and as the ice was good on the bay and along the lake shore, we went to "give church" at the Canadian settlement on the Toussaint river, and then proceeded to Toledo, all the way on the ice. But I must say in passing that we enjoyed somewhat of the comfort our friends, the Baptists, must feel when, in the heart of winter, they are "dipped," for owing to a little forgetfulness of the track by our guide, we broke in, about fifteen miles from Toledo. Fortunately, the water at that spot was not more than five feet deep, and had it not been that the vestments and books of my reverend friend were injured by the water, everything would have turned out in fun. We made land as soon as we could, and having built a fire on the edge of the lake we dried our clothes and continued our route to Toledo. Upon arriving there our mutual and good friend, Father Rappe, made us forget our little mishap with warm refreshments before a warm fire.From "The Life of the Right Reverend Joseph P. Machebeuf, D.D.: pioneer priest of Ohio, pioneer priest of New Mexico, pioneer priest of Colorado, vicar apostolic of Colorado and Utah, and first bishop of Denver," by William J. Howlett, 1908. Full text available at Google Books HERE.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sat. March 5th 9:00 am
Sat. April 2nd 9:00 am
Sun. April 3rd 1:00 pm
Sat. May 7th 9:00 am
Sun. May 8th 1:00 pm
Fri. June 3rd TBD
Thursday, February 10, 2011
12th Station of the Cross -- note detail in the background: eclipse of the sun, and from Matthew's Gospel, "graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose . . . "
14th Station -- Jesus is laid in the tomb. Myhrr in the foreground.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
2011 marks the 200th birthday of St. John Neumann, born March 28, 1811 in Bohemia. Neumann served in the Diocese of Toledo for several months in 1841, at St. Alphonsus parish in Peru.
For details of his local history, click HERE.
St. John Neumann's shrine is in Philadelphia; you can visit their website HERE.