Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bishop Blair appointed Archbishop of Hartford, Conn.

Details at the Diocese website, click HERE.

A nice reference to local history by Bishop Blair at his press conference:

"... those who know their history will remember that a significant part of what is now the Diocese of Toledo was once the Western Reserve of the great State of Connecticut. Although Connecticut ceded sovereignty in the year 1800, there are still echoes of the past. And the name 'Firelands' still appears in parts of northern Ohio as another historical echo of the Connecticut connection.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ecclesiastical Architects & Artists

Pittsburgh writer Delma Tallerico has just released the third edition of her book, Ecclesiastical Architects, Artists, and Artisans in America: 1860-1920: A depository of names, dates, projects, locations and biographical sketches.  It's a real treasure trove for anyone exploring the beauty of Catholic churches throughout the United States.  Delma has spent some time perusing this blog, so she's added more than a few of our local favorites to her listings.  

You can find full details and ordering information HERE.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Caravaggio in Detroit

 Caravaggio's St. Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy will be displayed at the Detroit Institute of Art until January 12, 2014.  It will be shown alongside Caravaggio's Martha & Mary Magdalene.

Friday, October 18, 2013

150 Years at St. Michael's, Kelleys Island

There's an interesting video about St. Michael's parish on Kelleys Island at the Catholic Chronicle website.  Click HERE.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life"

A wonderful music video from the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. (Historically, they were very influential in spreading Catholicism in Ohio, and have parishes in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas.)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Help an Artist

Chicago area artist Daniel Mitsui has been creating incredible prints on Christian themes and other subjects for several years.  He and his wife have a new baby girl who was born at 25 weeks and faces many health challenges.  You can view his artwork HERE.