Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

There's a fine online gallery of photos of Sorrowful Mother Shrine by photographer Paul Csizmadia, with especially good views of the stained glass. You can see it HERE.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Providence Hospital, Sandusky

Above is an image of St. Raphael in stained glass, from 1962 when the St. Raphael chapel was being built in Sandusky's Providence Hospital. The stained glass was the work of Cleveland artist Frank Marchione. In 2001, Providence became part of Firelands Regional Medical Center. The chapel is now used as an education center, but the stained glass remains.

A photo of the chapel while still in use.

See an example of Frank Marchione's sculpture HERE.

More Providence Hospital history HERE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

St. Joseph, Tiffin

Tiffin St. Joseph will have a Corpus Christi procession on Thursday, June 23, 2011 after the 7 pm Mass.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Catholic Baseball Team in Maumee

Ned Skeldon Stadium, former home of the Toledo Mud Hens, now serves as the home stadium of the Lake Erie Monarchs. The Monarchs are a ministry of Catholic Baseball Players for Christ; the team plays in the Lake Erie Summer Collegiate League. Schedule and other information HERE.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak slide show

Earlier this year, Sylvania Franciscan Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak gave a presentation at Lourdes College about her artwork and teaching. You can view the slide show HERE -- it shows the process of creating the large ceramic mosaics, and her artwork throughout the diocese and beyond.

Monday, June 6, 2011

John Bernat

John (Janos) Bernat, Hungarian native whose work includes the murals at St. Peter in Mansfield, is the focus of an exhibit at the museum of Dombovar City, Hungary. The exhibit will take place from June 18 to October 2, 2011. You can read previous posts about Bernat HERE.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ohio Postcard Collection

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has a great collection of digitized post cards of Ohio. If you click HERE and search for "Catholic," you'll see an assortment of churches.

Two noteworthy photos: the church and Precious Blood convent at Frank, and the previous Ss. Peter & Paul church at Ottawa.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Holy Angels, Sandusky

Sorry about the utility poles ...

A snippet of Holy Angels records from 1841, with the signature of Fr. Joseph P. Machebeuf, later the first bishop of Denver.