Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Over in Cleveland ...

An exhibition of reliquaries, “Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe,” will be at the Cleveland Museum of Art through January 17, 2011.

A review of the exhibit HERE.

Cleveland Museum of Art website.

"Arm Reliquary of the Apostles," from about 1190, German.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

Crucifix in memory of World War I.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Shrine chapel.

Christ's Agony in the Garden.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gong Show

Some time ago on this blog, we were wondering about an unusual object near the altar in old photos of Peru St. Alphonsus and Bascom St. Patrick. (See pictures HERE.)

Thanks to the online Benzinger Brothers catalog, we now know it is a gong, used similarly to the bells at consecration/elevation.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

St. Wendelin Mausoleum, Fostoria

Celtic cross stone in the foreground marks the grave of John Quinn, collector and patron of Irish literature and modern art. His sister Clara was an Ursuline sister in Tiffin (Sister St. Paul).