Monday, December 11, 2017

Which Shrine Is It . . .

If you happened to look at The Drudge Report on Dec. 10, there was a link to an article about the completion of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.  But the photo at the link:
. . . is actually Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio.  You can see the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception HERE.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Guardian Angel Statue Returns

Holy Angels parish in Sandusky has restored its outdoor statue of a Guardian Angel and child, commissioned 100 years ago.  See the story HERE and HERE.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Toledo State Hospital chapel

A photo from the 1963 St. Vincent School of Nursing yearbook. 
An old photo of the chapel from the front angle:  click HERE.
Architect Edward Fallis designed the buildings of the Toledo State Hospital, one of the first psychiatric facilities to incorporate a "village" concept.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

St. Mary, Sandusky

Wooden canopy over Baptismal Font.
A Station of the Cross.

Lourdes Grotto in side alcove.

Main entrance doors.

More exterior photos HERE.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

St. Francis Home / Convent, Tiffin

Recently, Aaron Turner of Shelby sent in a photo of an unidentified church interior. (Click on photo to enlarge.)  It looks like it matches up with a post card of the St. Francis Chapel in Tiffin.  Thanks for passing this along, Aaron!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sandusky Churches, 1930

A page of photos from a "Scenic Guide to Ohio Lake Erie Island District", printed in 1930.  Click on the image to see larger.

Monday, May 22, 2017

"The Making of an American Catholic Devotion": the shrine at Carey

A fascinating look at the early history of Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, by Rev. David Endres, Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio.  Click HERE to read it.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

Morning fog in the Shrine Park.

 12th Station of the Cross.

 13th Station of the Cross.

14th Station of the Cross.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday, 2017

Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue will have Divine Mercy devotions at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Their Facebook page with details is HERE.

EWTN will be airing the documentary, "The Original Image of Divine Mercy" on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. See a preview HERE.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fr. Gene Wilson, 1928 - 2017

Fr. Gene Wilson, a familiar face for many years at Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, passed away on March 30, 2017, in Sandusky.  A full obituary can be found HERE.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Good Friday Walk to Carey 2017

For details on the Good Friday walk from St. Nicholas, Frenchtown to Our Lady of Consolation shrine in Carey, please see the OLC church bulletins:  click HERE.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Wendelin Documentary

A film crew from Germany is traveling the United States and other countries to document the cultural influence of St. Wendelin, on the 1,400 aniversary of his death.  They stopped at St. Wendelin parish in Fostoria -- you can read about it HERE.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Coloring Sheets & More from Artist Daniel Mitsui

Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui is offering free downloads of some of his works for coloring -- Click HERE.  And be sure to look around the rest of his website to see some amazing works!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Old Photos: Genoa, Custar, Clyde & Swanton

Click on links to see....

Genoa old church

St. Louis Custar interior

First church of Clyde St. Mary

Swanton tornado - church damage in 1920.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Defiance Churches, 1912-1914

Some great historic photos of Defiance Catholic churches are cataloged at the Ohio Memory Project.  Permission is required to post them, but you can see them by clicking on each link below.

Father Gloden

St. Mary's

St. John's

Sunday, January 15, 2017