Thursday, April 28, 2011

St. Mary's, Clyde

The doors were locked, but I got an interesting look at a stained glass window with a baptismal font design.

Clyde is the setting of Sherwood Anderson's book "Winesburg, Ohio." Somehow St. Mary's did not get a mention.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Daprato Stations of the Cross

Several churches within the Diocese of Toledo have a set of the plaster Stations of the Cross by Daprato studios in Chicago. (Offhand, the basement church of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, the outdoor Stations of the Cross at Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, and St. Patrick in Bascom -- I'm sure there are others.) When one sees them often, it's easy to overlook details; for example, the small child gathering nails for the crucifixion above.

Daprato is now called Daprato Rigali Studios -- visit their website HERE.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Art Restoration

There's an article about Marblehead artist Annie Rickard and her work restoring statues and other artwork in the Catholic Chronicle. Link HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tiffin, St. Joseph

Carved wooden crucifix in the side chapel.

Stained glass window of the Agony in the Garden, flanked by paintings of the Stations of the Cross.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our Lady of Consolation, Carey

Initial plans for the basilica were created by Cleveland architect Emile Uhlrich, who also designed Our Lady of Victory basilica near Buffalo, NY (more about him HERE). Later, the Albany, NY firm of Gander, Gander and Gander was selected to complete the building.

The Pilgrim House.

Original church, which was moved from its first location when the Basilica was built.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Norwalk

The "other" Sorrowful Mother Shrine (not the more famous one in Bellevue). This chapel was commissioned by the Fisher Brothers, natives of Norwalk who moved to the Detroit area for the Fisher Body Company. Interior photos and more of the story HERE.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

St. Joseph, Monroeville

The entrance to St. Joseph in Monroeville faces a New England-style town square with various monuments.

The church was designed by the Cleveland architectural firm Cudell and Richardson; you can read more about them HERE. They also designed Glandorf's impressive St. John the Baptist church and St. Michael's in Fort Loramie. Original plans for Monroeville include an enormous tower -- see drawing HERE.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

St. Hedwig

Does anyone know when these postcards were made? 60's?


St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. St. John Neumann's relics are enshrined here. The place really hasn't changed much since this postcard was made c1910.