Friday, July 27, 2012

St. Peter, Canton, Ohio

Obviously a little east of the Toledo Diocesan boundaries, but too impressive not to share.  Just as beautiful inside, too.

Parish website is HERE.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

St. Joseph, Plymouth

I wasn't able to visit inside the church, but hope to sometime. 

Statue of St. Joseph in front.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

August Novena at OLC Shrine

2012 marks 100 years of ministry for the Franciscan Friars at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey.  The preacher for the August Assumption novena will be Fr. Timothy Kulbicki, who has a doctorate in Ecclesiastical History from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and currently serves as Dean of the School of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD.  More information HERE.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stained Glass at Providence Hospital, Sandusky

For some time, I've wanted to see the stained glass windows at the former Providence Hospital in Sandusky, now the south campus of Firelands Medical Center.  They are the work of Cleveland artist Frank Marchione, and are some of the most beautiful modern stained glass I've seen.  They were designed in the early 1960s.  More about Marchione HERE.

St. Frances Cabrini.

 St. Francis of Assisi.

 St. Anthony of Padua

 St. Jude

St. Therese of Liseux
 St. Anne with Mary as a child.

Light passing through the St. Michael window illuminates the brick wall.  There is also a St. Raphael window (the chapel was named for him), but the photo did not turn out.

Here you can see the full size of the windows -- they are nearly two floors tall.  The room is now a conference / education center instead of a chapel.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thoughts on Beautiful Churches

"In no other aspect of our lives do we demand a reason for beauty or question its purpose. We accept and appreciate beautiful art, music, or a sunset for what it is and allow it to uplift us. For some reason beauty is not suspect except when found in the Church. Then it becomes a waste of money, gaudy excess, and idolatry. Suddenly we are expected to ban beauty in His own house when He Himself made us with this desire to create and appreciate beauty? How odd."

Read more on the topic from Katrina Fernandez and Elizabeth Scalia HERE

(Photo, main altar of Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey.).

Friday, July 6, 2012

Knights of St. John

An interesting post about the Knights of St. John convention in Sandusky in 1910, over at the Sandusky History blog -- click HERE.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ss. Peter & Paul, Sandusky

Uncertain of date, sometime in early 1900s.  You can see recent photos of the interior HERE.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Immaculate Conception, Bellevue

An interesting postcard, showing the location of the previous church at the rear of the school.  Uncertain of date; the school was built in the 1920s, and the new church was built in 1964.