Friday, July 29, 2011

St. Mary, Clyde

An old public school building by St. Mary's has been torn down, so there is a totally unobstructed view from one side.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Visitation Monastery on film

The Visitation Monastery on Parkside Boulevard was used as a location in filming the new movie "Leonie!" which details the life of Leonie Martin, sister of St. Therese of Lisieux. The movie premieres in Novi, Michigan on August 1, 2011; more details HERE.

More pictures of the monastery HERE.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

St. Patrick, Galion

St. Patrick in Galion started as an English-speaking parish from the German congregation of St. Joseph. It lasted from 1871 until 1953, when it was merged back into St. Joseph's.
(Uncertain of the date of this post card -- a photo in the recent diocesan history book shows this church with a tower built onto the front.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus

Just learned that the Detroit Institute of Arts will host an exhibit, "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus," from November 20, 2011 to February 12, 2012. Details HERE.

Above, Head of Christ from the DIA's collection.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bishop Luers covets Toledo, 1859

In 1859, Bishop of Fort Wayne John Luers hoped to have some diocesan boundaries redrawn, moving Toledo from the Cleveland diocese to Fort Wayne:
From Worthy of the Gospel of Christ: a History of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne, by Joseph M. White.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

St. Joseph, Tiffin

St. Joseph parish has lost a dedicated servant, Deacon Dan Scherger. Details HERE.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

A view of the statue of St. Bernadette Soubirous from inside the Lourdes Grotto.

Statue of a Filipino saint, I believe St. Lorenzo Ruiz.

Children of Fatima -- Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco.

Our Lady of Fatima.

A stained glass window in the small chapel that is made entirely of stained glass.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Claudia Quigley Murphy

Born in Toledo in 1863, Claudia Quigley Murphy attended school at the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart. She began a career in journalism as a correspondent for the Cleveland "Catholic Knight," then served as managing editor of the Grand Rapids edition of the "Michigan Catholic." Later in life she acted as a home economics consultant to major companies, writing books and articles. Her book The History of the Art of Tablesetting can still be found in many libraries.

See an early biography of her HERE.
A later interview with Claudia HERE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Busy Summer, 1846

Bishop John Purcell of Cincinnati diocese, visits parishes in 1846 -- most of these are now part of the Toledo diocese. CLICK on text below for larger type. (Source: United States Catholic Magazine and Monthly Review, 1846, v 5, pg 458, via Google Books.)