Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sisters from Ss. Peter & Paul, Toledo

From the 1917 Ss. Peter and Paul Toledo booklet, four women of the parish who joined religious orders:

1. Sr. Armilla (Catherine Sattler)
2. Sr. Leoba (Mary Sattler)
3. Sr. Fidelis (Rosella Williams)
4. Sr. Wagner (Cecilia Wagner) - habit is of the Grey Nuns

Another photo of the Grey Nuns in Toledo, click HERE.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A De Rosen Sketch for Rosary Cathedral

While doing an occasional eBay search for local church images, I was amazed to find a sketch by John De Rosen from his work for Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, from 1944.  Shown above is the gouache rendering for a side-aisle ceiling mural of the fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, the finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.  You can view the full listing HERE.  Many thanks to the seller for this image.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chapel on the Farm

Not in northwest Ohio, but near St. Meinrad Seminary in southern Indiana ... Inspired by roadside chapels during visits to Germany, a newspaper editor built a chapel on the family farm.  It's named after the Fourteen Holy Helpers (Vierzehnheiligen).  You can read about it HERE.  (Not sure if the link is accessible.)