Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Caravaggio in Columbus

The Columbus Museum of Art will display Caravaggio's Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) in an exhibit from October 21, 2011 to February 5, 2012. The painting is on loan from the Musei di Strada Nuova in Genoa, Italy, and will be shown with 10 paintings from other artists who were influenced by Caravaggio. Full details can be found HERE (scroll down).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Judge Gilbert Harmon

A Common Pleas Court judge in Lucas County, Gilbert Harmon was born in Thorndyke, Maine on March 30, 1834 and was a graduate of Tufts College. He arrived in Toledo in 1867, and in 1869 he became a Catholic, attending St. Francis de Sales church.

He died on August 17, 1909, still practicing law at the age of 75.

Source: Memoirs of Lucas County and City of Toledo by Harvey Scribner, 1910, via Google Books.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

Postcard of pilgrimage at Sorrowful Mother Shrine, uncertain of date. Note the procession started at St. Michael's parish (now St. Gaspar del Bufalo) and continued down the highway.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

St. Joseph, Maumee - 1934

A photo from the 1934 Diocesan Year Book. The church had been severely damaged by a fire on May 1, 1933 and was restored. The Year Book notes, "Three new bells presented to the parish by Mr. G.F. Mouen were solemnly blessed by the Most Reverend Bishop on New Year's Eve."

Friday, August 12, 2011


FYI, Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Marblehead will have its Halupki (cabbage roll) Festival on Sunday, August 21, 2011 -- good food, music, and tours of the historic church. Details are HERE.

Other beautiful churches in Marblehead: St. Joseph Catholic and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic. And of course, there's the lighthouse too.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

From Sandusky Bay . . .

Over at the Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay blog, some good history links:

You can read a copy of a 1922 Parish Quarterly from Sandusky St. Mary's parish HERE.

The story of Nicholas Charles Cross from Sandusky's Holy Angels parish, who joined the Xaverian Brothers, can be found HERE.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Assumption at Our Lady of Consolation

Lighting candles at the beginning of the procession, 2008.

Schedule for 2011 events can be found HERE.

Annunciation Radio is sponsoring a bus trip from Toledo, details HERE.