Friday, August 31, 2012

Cross Tipped Churches

If you haven't visited Russ Martin's "Cross Tipped Churches" blog, be sure to check it out.  He's been photographing the many churches in Mercer County and the surrounding area in western Ohio for FIVE years.  Click HERE.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"The Glory of Catholic Architecture" Conference

October 25 and 26 in Mundelein, Illinois:  "The Glory of Catholic Architecture: Renewing Tradition, Re-engaging the Heavenly."  A conference filled with theological possibilities and practical solutions for churchbuilding.  Full details HERE.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Monsignor Edward Dunn

Monsignor Edward Dunn, a familiar face at parishes in Tiffin and Mansfield, has passed away at age 95. Full details are HERE.

A much younger Fr. Dunn in 1954.

St. Mary, Tiffin

Statue of Mary at the entrance.

St. Patrick stained glass.

Stained glass of St. Rita (I think).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

All Dressed Up

First-time visitors to Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey might be taken aback by the practice of clothing the statue of Mary and the Infant Jesus – it can be unsettling to 21st century American eyes.  But the practice has a long history.  Last year, the Lyon Fabric Museum in France featured an exhibit of clothing from the 12th to the 19th centuries used to adorn statues of Mary and Jesus.  (Article HERE.)  Photo above, display cabinets in the basement of the basilica showing dresses made by pilgrims to honor Our Lady.

 The Carey shrine is collecting stories of those who have made dresses for a history project, click HERE for information..

Friday, August 17, 2012

Religion in the Renaissance Exhibit at Oberlin

A little to the east, Oberlin College's Allen Memorial Art Museum will host an exhibition, Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance, starting August 28, 2012 and lasting through June 2013.  More details can be found HERE.  More than 30 works from the Yale University Art Gallery will be displayed along with items from the AMAM permanent collection.

Above, Portable Altar and Carrying Case by Jacapo Ligozzi, 1608.

Our Lady of Consolation, Carey

There's a fine album of photos of the shrine in Carey by Franciscan Brother Bryan Hoban, from the Progressor-Times newspaper.  Take a look HERE.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Portiuncula at Lourdes University

How one sister worked to restore the Portiuncula Chapel at Lourdes University:  story HERE.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Offering of the Angels"

Sorry, not in Ohio, but several U.S. museums will have the exhibit "Offering of the Angels," paintings and tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.  Ends Aug. 10 near Philadelphia, then it moves on to Madison, WI, and Savannah, GA.  Details HERE.  Madison, Wisconsin info HERE.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Feast of the Assumption at OLC Shrine

For a schedule of events at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey during the Feast of the Assumption, click HERE.  A wonderful time to visit the shrine.