Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sacred Symbols at Crestline

As part of the renovation of St. Joseph Church in Crestline, architect Daniel DeGreve produced an illustrated guide to the sacred symbols of the church.  It explains everything from the shape of the structure itself to smaller details, such as selection of color and stencil design.  Photos from the church’s history are included too.  A remarkable work -- it would be very useful to anyone working on a similar parish project.
Above:  Geometry of the Pointed (Gothic) Arch.

 The floor plan of our church and the 'Body of Christ.'

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bishop Albert Ottenweller

Bishop Albert Ottenweller passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012.  He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo from 1974 - 1977, and Bishop of Steubenville from 1977 - 1992.  More details HERE.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Franciscans' 100 Years at Carey

Many Franciscan Friars and pilgrims gathered at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey to mark 100 years of Franciscan service to the community.

Above photo, friars and pilgrims return to the basilica after a Rosary procession.

A statue of St. Maximillian Kolbe behind the basilica.

St. Padre Pio says, Confessionals are ready and waiting!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Exhibits

Lourdes University in Sylvania is hosting "Manifold Greatness:  The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible, October 7 - 30, 2012.   Details and a list of presentations HERE

The Cleveland Museum of Art will display "Caporali: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination" from February 17 - June 2, 2012.  The centerpiece of the exhibit is an elaborate illuminated missal commissioned by Franciscans in 1469.  More information HERE

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Up in the Museum . . .

At the Seneca County Museum in Tiffin, there is a small exhibit of historic items from local churches.  Included are two paintings from a set of Stations of the Cross from St. Joseph's church.  They date from the 1860s. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sorrowful Mother Shrine Novena & Triduum

Sorrowful Mother Shrine has several opportunities for prayer in preparation for the Feast of Our Sorrowful Mother.  A Triduum mission will feature Fr. Andy O'Reilly; click HERE for information.  There's a novena as well -- click HERE.

Above photo:  looking down the wooded trail to the small chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

One of the murals on the shrine chapel ceiling depicting the Seven Sorrows of Mary, painted by Fr. Paulinus Trost.  

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tridentine Mass at Carey Shrine

Some beautiful photos of a Tridentine Mass at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey:  click HERE.  The liturgy was arranged by the Prayer Pilgrimages group from Michigan, who are visiting a variety of historic churches; see their web site HERE.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

More from Kalida St. Michael

I apologize for the lack in interior photos -- must arrange travel times more appropriately.  The tower is 135 feet tall.

Archangel Raphael at the entrance
Guardian Angel.

A small garden at the tower base.

The church was dedicated in 1926.  The parish is still staffed by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.  You can read a parish history HERE.