Saturday, December 30, 2023

800th Anniversary of the Nativity Scene


Our Lady of Consolation Shrine decorated for Christmas.

In honor of the 800th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi's nativity scene in Greccio, Catholics can receive an indulgence by praying at a nativity scene in a Franciscan church (such as Our Lady of Consolation in Carey) during January 2024.  Details HERE

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Last chances to see Toledo Sacred Heart's Christmas window

Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s last mass will be Saturday, January 6th, 2024, at 4 p.m. Until then, the usual Sunday mass time is 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 509 Oswald St. in east Toledo.  

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Marywood Convent / Pilgrim House


Above are two photos of Mary, Queen of the Angels convent in Marywood (sometimes called Frank or Thompson.) The building served as a convent for Sisters of the Precious Blood, then was later used as a Pilgrim House for visitors to nearby Sorrowful Mother Shrine. It still stands today, next to St. Gaspar's church, but has been privately owned for many years. Any additional details would be welcome -- please leave a note in the comments.  Thanks to Mike Czeczele for sharing!

You can see other photos of the building HERE

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

A walk around St. Peter's church in Mansfield

The "Churches of Ohio" Facebook page has posted a short video tour of St. Peter's church in Mansfield, Ohio -- Click HERE to see it. Be sure to check out the many photos of other Ohio churches too.

You can see earlier blog posts about St. Peter HERE, including items about Hungarian muralist Janos Bernat and his wife, sculptor Martha Milligan Bernat.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Art of Jan Henryk de Rosen Video

 A video about Polish artist Jan Henryk de Rosen from the Polish Museum of America in Chicago. De Rosen's work can be seen in Rosary Cathedral and St. Mary's church in Edgerton. The video discusses his work in America at the 5:00 mark.  

Monday, January 30, 2023