Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission

New Riegel All Saints parishioner Dr. John Wood has just released a book, "Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission," with the theme, Be a Saint!  More info HERE.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

St. John, Lima, Renovations

Click HERE to see some photos of the amazing renovation / restoration work at St. John the Evangelist church in Lima.  A fine effort by the parish.

Also, bells from a Toledo church are being added to the belfry at St. Rose in Lima.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Renaissance Missal Exhibit in Cleveland

From Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 to June 2, 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art will display "Caporali: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination."

This exhibition revolves around a sumptuous and important Renaissance manuscript—an illuminated missal, the service book for the priest at the altar—made for the Franciscan community in the hillside town of Montone, near Perugia, in 1469. Acquired by the museum in 2006, the missal showcases the work of two artist brothers, Bartolomeo and Giapeco Caporali, who were active in Perugia during the second half of the 15th century. This small focus exhibition celebrates this important acquisition and presents it to the museum's audience for the first time. Liturgical objects such as vestments, a chalice, and a processional cross will place the manuscript in liturgical, cultural, and art historical contexts. Many of these works, lent by museums and churches in Umbria, are displayed in the U.S. for the first time.

More information about the exhibit and lectures can be found HERE.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Nativity Slide Show

In the Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus Museum of Art's Dominique Vasseur selects some favorite portrayals of the Nativity:  Click HERE for slide show.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sandusky: A Patrick Keely Design

Over at the Sandusky History blog, we learn that Ss. Peter & Paul church was designed by the noted Irish-American architect Patrick Keely.  See post HERE.

Edward Furey of the Keely Society notes:

We don't know for sure, if Keely visited Sandusky, or simply sent plans requested by the pastor. In some cases, we do know, from letters, that Keely would send plans, and then a local building superintendent would follow and adapt them. In that way costs for construction could be kept down for pastors who wanted an impressive structure. We do know Keely was in Cleveland, while that cathedral (radically altered,) was being constructed.
Keely also designed Toledo's St. Francis de Sales chapel.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Rosary Cathedral, Toledo

Some fine photos of Rosary Cathedral at the Wandering Photographer blog -- click HERE.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Little Flower, Toledo

A new look for Little Flower parish in Toledo:  a new entrance and bell tower.  Details HERE.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Frank Sheed at Bowling Green, 1954

From the 1955 Bowling Green State University yearbook, a photo of the renown Catholic author and apologist Frank Sheed.  Sheed spoke at the university's "Religion Week" in 1954; you can read more about his life and works HERE.  (Ignatius Press has recently reprinted several of his books.)