Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vox Choralis at Rosary Cathedral

On Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, Vox Choralis will perform at Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, at 3 pm.  Vox Choralis is the professional choral ensemble in residence at Mary, Queen of Peace parish in Cleveland.  You can learn more at their website HERE.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Messages of Glory" Exhibit in Cincinnati

The Flats Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati is presenting an exhibit of photos of sacred art in Cincinnati Catholic churches, which were part of the book "Messages of Glory."   The exhibit runs through Feb. 24, 2013, and on each Sunday there will be a lecture on particular aspects of Catholic artwork.  Details are HERE.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Moving Limestone from Sandusky to Cleveland

From the website of St. Patrick's on Bridge Ave. in Cleveland:

"In the fall of 1870, ground was broken and the corner stone was set in place on August 21, 1871. A friend of the parish who owned a quarry in Sandusky offered the stone to the community if they could cut it and haul it to Cleveland themselves. Parishioners were divided into teams. One group would leave after Mass on Sunday, staying overnight at an inn in Lorain. They would continue to Sandusky, quarrying stone till the weekend. Saturday morning they would return to the parish and unload the wagon. Meanwhile, another group would cut and place the stone. The trips to Sandusky were repeated weekly for a two year period. The church was occupied on May 1, 1873. The stone tower was completed in 1903."

The church looks more than a little like Ss. Peter & Paul in Sandusky -- perhaps the Sandusky church, built in the 1860s, was an influence on the design.

Shrine of St. Dymphna Has Moved

Over east, in Massillon, Ohio, the National Shrine of St. Dymphna (patron saint of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders) has moved from the grounds of Heartland Behavioral Healthcare (formerly a state hospital) to the parish of St. Mary's in Massillon. New location is 206 Cherry Road, NE, in Massillon.

Hard to miss St. Mary's . . .

Monday, January 7, 2013

"Open House" at OLC Shrine

On Sunday, January 20, 2013, the Franciscan Friars and staff at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey will host presentations and tours of the shrine, especially welcoming those who are unfamiliar with the shrine or are not Catholic.  The event begins at 4 pm, more details HERE

Sunday, January 6, 2013

St. John the Evangelist, Delphos

A post card of St. John's church in Delphos, sometime around 1907 (I have posted before, but this is a better scan of it).

I hadn't noticed before looking at this card, but there are quite a few structural similarities between this church and St. Paul in Norwalk, more evident in older photos.  (The exterior color schemes of the two are very different.)

The architect of St. John's was Samuel Lane of Cleveland: more information about him and his work HERE.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

St. Hyacinth Holy Name Society, 1928

First members of Toledo St. Hyacinth Holy Name Society, 1928.  In front center is pastor Fr. John F. Lubiatowski.