Monday, February 25, 2013

Paulding Church ... ?

This post card is labeled as "Catholic Church, Paulding, Ohio."  Perhaps it is actually the church in nearby Latty, St. Francis de Sales, which eventually became part of the Paulding parish. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Toledo Regional Chant School

The Toledo Regional Chant School will be a series of workshops offered over three consecutive weeks in April 2013. Led by M. Jackson Osborn and Lowell A. Davis of the St. Basil School of Gregorian Chant, the school offers professional training in chanting the music of the Roman Catholic liturgy in both English and Latin. No previous experience with chant is required, and singers of all skill levels are welcome.  Full details:  click HERE.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Daprato Altars for Toledo, 1916

Two altars designed for Toledo's first bishop, Bishop Joseph Schrembs, by the Daprato Statuary Company.  You can see the entire 1916 Daprato catalog of many altars by clicking HERE

Many thanks to Delma Tallerico, author of "Ecclesiastical Architects, Artists, and Artisans in America: 1860-1920", for the link.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Coming Up: Toledo Catholic Men's Conference

Saturday, March 16, 2013 is the date for the first Toledo Diocese Catholic Men's Conference at the Seagate Centre in downtown Toledo.  Featured speakers include Coach Danny Abramowicz and his team from "Crossing the Goal," along with local speakers from the Toledo area. All the details are HERE.
Above: Historic photo of Danny Abramowicz!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Symposium on Patrick Keely, Architect

If you were looking for a reason to visit New York City . . . there will be a day-long symposium about the legacy of Irish-American Architect Patrick Keely on Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Time-Life building in Rockefeller Center.  For all the details, click HERE.  Keely designed St. Francis de Sales chapel in downtown Toledo, as well as Ss. Peter & Paul church in Sandusky.

Photo source

Monday, February 11, 2013

Alternatives for News

"We live a culture where opinion is fact; illusion is reality; and the news is stage-managed by partisan spin-doctors."
-- Fr. Phillip Neri Powell, OP

Just my opinion:  If you want to know what is actually going on within the Catholic Church, you cannot depend on national news networks, or much of the larger local media.  You must, at a minimum, supplement your news intake with some of the following:

Annunciation Radio:  Toledo / Sandusky

St. Gabriel Radio: Columbus area

National Catholic Register

Bishop Blair on Pope Benedict's Resignation

Comments from a press conference available HERE.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Not Far Away ... "Children of Mary"

Near Newark, Ohio, a new community of women religious has formed, "Children of Mary."  Their special charism is promoting love for Jesus in the Eucharist.  Their website is HERE.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Marywood / Frank, Ohio 1942

Post card from 1942 shows current St. Gaspar del Bufalo church (then St. Michael) in Marywood, along with the former Precious Blood convent (now privately owned, but in disrepair.)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

HDR Photos of OLC Shrine

Happened upon amazing images of Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, produced using High Dynamic Range photo techniques. (Which I know nothing about.)  Click HERE.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A View of the Altar at OLC Shrine

A post card of the altar at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, in the original shrine church.  Probably around 1910.

Toledo Museum Director to Speak on 'Art & the Sacred'

Brian Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art, will speak on the topic of Art and the Sacred, the 2nd event in St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church's cultural events series.  The talk will be Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. 4718 Brittany Rd. Toledo, Ohio.

Brian P. Kennedy has been President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, since September 1, 2010.  He came to the Museum with extensive experience in senior leadership positions at art museums in Ireland, Australia and the United States.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1961, Kennedy studied art history and history at University College in Dublin, earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.  He has been President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, since September 2010.  He came to the Museum with extensive experience in senior leadership positions at art museums in Ireland, Australia and the US.