Thursday, May 28, 2020

Maria Stein, Shrine of Holy Relics

Just south of the border of the Diocese of Toledo, Maria Stein features a large collection of saintly relics, an adoration chapel, a museum exploring the history of German Catholics in western Ohio, and beautiful outdoor courtyards.  According to their website, all areas of the shrine have reopened.  More information HERE.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Johann Anton Goehr, Architect & Builder

Johann Anton Goehr, of Minster, Ohio, was part of a family of German immigrants who built many Catholic churches in western Ohio.  In the Toledo Diocese, he assisted in building Ss. Peter & Paul in Ottawa, St. Augustine in Napoleon, St. John in Delphos, and St. John in Defiance.  (Some of these may be previous churches, not the ones currently standing.)  Read more about his life HERE.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Our Lady of Consolation, Carey


Ave Maris Stella, from Nathan Singer's Mass of Consolation.

Stations of the Cross in the Shrine Park.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sorrowful Mother Shrine - Drone Video

A beautiful view of Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue.  Click HERE.  The shrine also has a newly updated website HERE.   (A good place for Stations of the Cross with Social Distancing!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Same Architect & Artist as Rosary Cathedral


Carlow University in Pittsburgh has announced plans to tear down its St. Agnes Center (formerly a parish.)    This building was designed by John T. Comes, initial architect of Rosary Cathedral, and features murals by Felix Lieftuchter, who did a great deal of work in Rosary Cathedral as well.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

St. Patrick Movie in Theaters March 17 & 18

"I Am Patrick," a biographical movie of St. Patrick, will play in theaters in Toledo, Sandusky, Findlay, and Mansfield on March 17 and 18, 2020.  More info HERE.   Old Patrick is played by John Rhys-Davies, familiar from Lord of the Rings and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Pope Francis Names Ste. Anne in Detroit a Minor Basilica


On March 1, 2020, Pope Francis granted the title of "minor basilica" to Ste. Anne church in Detroit.
In 1823, Fr. Gabriel Richard of that parish traveled to the Fremont, Ohio, area to minister to French Catholics.  You can read more details HERE.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Galion St. Patrick's School, 1909


Spotted on Ebay, a photo post card of students at St. Patrick's school in Galion; the card was mailed in 1909.  St. Patrick's parish existed from 1871 until 1953 -- it was the English speaking parish formed from then-German speaking St. Joseph's. If you click HERE, you can see the back of the post card and the message from a sister who apparently taught there.  The building above matches up with an additional postcard:
Many thanks to David and Judy for permission to use the photo.  Check out their many post cards HERE -- if you search their store for "Ohio Church", you can see many more. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Gesu Church, Toledo

Gesu parish is celebrating its 100 Anniversary in 2020.


Painting and relic of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Stained Glass

The Toledo Diocese magazine "Graceful Living" has a feature story about stained glass windows in various parishes.  You can see the magazine online, with the stained glass story on page 16.  Click HERE.