Monday, March 31, 2008

St. Charles Borromeo

A mosaic of the saint, on the front wall.

Visitation Monastery

I have about thirty pictures, but I'll post them bit by bit.

Blessed Sacrament

The old church, now being used by the school. The arch is very impressive, but the pink is a bit much.
The cherubs look like they could be portraits. Excellent work.

Monastery of the Visitation

I'll have several posts on this.


More on this tomorrow.

St. Hyacinth

I've been curious about St. Hyacinth for some time, since I'd never been able to find a picture. I have to say I'm impressed.
It's fairly simple, but pleasing, and the details are excellent.
These reliefs are over the front doors.

A quick look through the doors put gettin back for a look at the interior high on my list of priorities. The windows look like they may be some of the best of their period.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stay Tuned

Plenty of pictures on the way, but not tonight.

Free Concert

"All You Works of God"

On Sunday, April 6th at 3:00 pm the program "ALL YOU WORKS OF GOD" will be presented here at St. Mary's Church. Inspirational songs and stories will be presented by members of St. Mary Parish. The St. Mary Bell Choir will also be featured. This free program will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. All are Welcome

You should all come, I'm part of it :-)

Good Shepherd, East Toledo

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Immaculate Conception, Old South End

SS Peter & Paul, Old South End

The Donor

Alex's post on the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, in Norwalk, made me curious, but Kevin Hammer got to the research first. Here's a picture of Margaret Fisher, the donor of the shrine, with her seven sons. All seven of them were involved in the Fisher Body Company. Margaret Fisher's husband Lawrence had owned a carriage shop in Norwalk.
There's information on the family HERE and on their activities in the Detroit Archdiocese HERE.
Looks like a nice lady. My grandmother Emma Garland Smith always wore dark dresses with plenty of lace at the collar.

The other Sorrowful Mother Shrine

This is the shrine here in Norwalk. It was built by St. Paul's in the 30's i believe. Where it stands now was where the former St. Peter's church used to stand.

I was able to gain access to it today, amazingly. The place is always locked, except for summer masses on Wednesday nights. You'd think that a shrine like this would be open at least during the day, or on the weekends.

The "Fishers" mentioned in this tablet are the Fishers who were part of the Fisher Body Company. Hence, where the dough came from to build the place.

Divine Mercy

(Photo: Mosaic of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy, at Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue)

Divine Mercy Sunday is March 30. Several parishes are having special services:

St. Adalbert’s in Toledo is having a Divine Mercy Weekend, with speakers and confessions on Saturday, starting at 2:30. On Sunday, devotions will start at 1 pm; Bishop Blair will offer Mass at 3 pm, and the parish will hold a dinner at 5 pm. (See bulletin at parish website for all details.)

St. Mary’s in Tiffin – Devotions at 3 pm on Sunday.
Our Lady of Consolation shrine in Carey – Devotions at 2:30 on Sunday.
Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue – Mass at 11 am, other services to follow.

If you know of others, please share in the comments.

(A fine photo gallery of Sorrowful Mother Shrine can be seen at the link below.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

St. Hedwig

SS Peter and Paul, Old South End

The statues of the parish's patrons were a gift from Fr. Dannenhofer, the first pastor.

SS Peter and Paul, Old South End

In the vestibule, at SS Peter and Paul, is a statue of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, which was brought from Mexico several decades ago.

Surrounding the statue are milagros, small ex voto offerings, usually made of lead. The shape of the milagro often reflects the nature of the prayer that was answered.

The pedestal was originally the base of the ambo. I'm not quite sure I approve of that, but I'll admit it must have rather overwhelmed the fairly small sanctuary.