Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pope John Paul II in Ohio, 1969

At the Cleveland Memory Project website, you can view some photos of then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla on a visit to Cleveland in 1969. Click HERE.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stations of the Cross, Shrine Park, Carey

I. Jesus is Condemned to Death.

II. Jesus Carries His Cross.

XI. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.

XII. Jesus Dies on the Cross.

Friday, February 24, 2012

First Communion, 1888

A certificate for a First Communion from 1888. Text is in German, and the lithograph is by Benziger. I could not read all of the writing at the bottom of the certificate, but it was signed by Fr. J. Heidegger, Pastor, who is likely Rev. James J. Heidegger -- he was a pastor at Fort Jennings and St. Mary, Sandusky. You can see a brief biography of him HERE.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fr. Joseph Williams

A reader left a comment asking for information on Fr. Joseph Williams -- above is his obituary from the 1968 Diocesan Directory. His brother Leo, also a priest, apparently looked after him during his illness. Interesting how many sets of brothers are priests.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Precious Blood Sisters, New Riegel

A photo of a Jubilee celebration at the Precious Blood convent in New Riegel. Sister Euphemia Gosche (in the center) was marking 50 years as a sister with other sisters, family and friends. Not sure of exact date, sometime in the late 1940s.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Open Wide the Doors . . .

St. John the Evangelist parish in Indianapolis decided to open its doors during a youth convention, and most recently during the Super Bowl. Not many parishes will have a convention or Super Bowl nearby, but what would happen if the doors were open a little more often?

Friday, February 17, 2012

St. Martin de Porres Concert

Toledo St. Martin de Porres, the Diocese of Toledo and The Toledo Symphony present the 22nd Annual Neighborhood Concert in honor of Black History Month on Feb. 26, 2012 at 5 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres. Full information HERE. (Photo by Shari York Stowell.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

St. Mary Cemetery, Tiffin

Stations of the Cross.

Close up of the Ninth Station.

A grouping of statues: St. Joseph, St. Anthony, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Anthony with the Child Jesus, with St. Joseph in the background.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Comes and Lieftuchter in Johnstown

Toledo's Rosary Cathedral was initially designed by architect John T. Comes, and the massive mural in the apse was painted by Felix Leiftuchter. Their work can also be seen at St. Columba in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lieftuchter completed the mural in 1918, and it features imagery of World War I, as well as steel mills and industrialization. St. Columba's is no longer open as a parish, but you can read about plans for re-use HERE. St. Agnes in Cleveland was also a collaboration of Comes and Lieftuchter; see a previous posting HERE.