Monday, September 26, 2011

October, Month of the Rosary

October is traditionally the month of the Rosary, and Our Lady of the Rosary is the patroness of the Diocese of Toledo. Feast Day is October 7.

(Photo above, detail of stained glass window at Ss. Patrick & Andrew, Bascom)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Immaculate Conception, Ottoville

Wonderful photos of Immaculate Conception church in Ottoville HERE.
And a photo of its dedication day (1888), with the previous church still standing, HERE.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SS Peter & Paul, Sandusky

Across the street from Ss. Peter and Paul is the impressive Zion Lutheran Church.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Parish in Roachton

You may have seen in local news, the possibility of an old cemetery site in Middleton Township, not far from the Levis Commons area of Perrysburg. (13abc's report is HERE.) According to Fr. Lawrence Mossing's history of diocese, that would be the mission / parish of St. Mary, Mother of Sorrows church in Roachton, founded by German farmers who had been traveling to St. Joseph's in Maumee. The congregation existed from 1856 until 1881, often served as a mission by St. Rose in Perrysburg. (You can read more details in Volume IV of the Diocese history, pp. 184 - 186.)

UPDATE: More information and a photo of the cemetery HERE.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Sisters History is American History"

Dr. Margaret Susan Thompson of Syracuse University will present a lecture, "Sisters History is American History" at Our Lady of the Pines in Fremont on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7 p.m. See all the details HERE.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Historic St. Patrick's - Firefighters Mass

Some interesting memories of the 1980 fire at St. Patrick's HERE -- firefighters were in the steeple when the cross came crashing down. Also, the church has an altar specifically for firefighters, with a statue of patron saint St. Florian. Photo gallery from the Mass HERE.

CLICK HERE to see a 2009 video of the Toledo Fire Pipes and Drums at St. Patrick's.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Our Lady of Consolation, Carey

Update and Pictures on the Way

If you've noticed that I haven't blogged in the past month, it's because I've been about a hundred times busier than usual. For about a year, now, I've been working with a design and web development firm in Oregon ( State, not town. ), and the suggestion was made that it would be worthwhile to move out here. Let's face facts. At my age, ignoring a suggestion like that would be foolhardy.
After a month of looking about, spending long days at the office, seeing the Pacific for the first time ( Only an hour away. ), and eating substantial amounts of locally produced, and extremely good, food, I think I made the right decision. An unexpected plus was the fact that the cooler, less humid summer, here, is doing wonders for my arthritis. Not sure yet, if that will continue in the dark, wet winters, but since the temperature in the town where I live rarely goes much below freezing and the average monthly snowfall is about what Toledo can get in a day, I suspect it'll be worth it.
I'm not going to disappear, since I have a year's supply of pictures to post, and will be buying more postcards of Northwest Ohio churches and getting photographs sent to me by e-mail. Meanwhile, Kevin's doing an excellent job of keeping things going here.
You can expect some pictures this weekend.
BTW, the picture is Cape Perpetua, named by Captain Cook, when he found it on St. Perpetua's Day, in 1778. Under that layer of fog is the Pacific.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Allen Art Museum, Oberlin

Just a few miles east of the Toledo Diocese borderline, the Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College has just reopened after an extensive renovation. Shown above is a Florentine crucifix, ca. 1330 on display at the museum. More information HERE.

Also, the museum's collection can be searched online HERE.

Monday, September 5, 2011