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Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio

A tribute to the treasure trove of ecclesiastical art and architecture in the Diocese of Toledo.

Updated: 2018-04-21T04:45:18.471-05:00


Painting at St. Joseph, Tiffin


Risen Christ painting at St. Joseph, Tiffin, rectory.

Resurrection of Christ Painting


From the Recent Acquisitions show at the Cleveland Museum of Art. 
The Resurrection of Christ, 1622. Johann Konig (German, 1586-1642).

Candlelight Stations of the Cross at Marywood


Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue will have Stations of the Cross by candlelight through the shrine grounds on Good Friday (March 30, 2018).  Candlelight stations will be at 9 p.m.  There will also be outdoor stations at 2 in the afternoon, all weather permitting.  Website HERE

St. Joseph, Tiffin


First Station of the Cross:  Jesus is Condemned to Death.

Santo Nino de Cebu


Replica of the Philippine Child Jesus statue at Our Lady of Consolation in Carey.
 Statue of Our Lady of the Passion.

St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Marywood


These are a few screen shots from video taken inside St. Gaspar's church in Marywood (near Bellevue.)  Just a hint of its beauty.

St. Michael, Kalida


Borrowed from the St. Michael facebook page.

Sacred Heart, East Toledo, Nativity Window


Window by Emil Frei company of St. Louis. Click to enlarge.

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.

Rosary Cathedral in 3-D


Check it out!  Click HERE.

Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art


At the Toledo Museum of Art, Nov. 18, 2017 - Feb. 18, 2018.  For details, click HERE.

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.

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.

Houston Hurricane


A link to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston HERE.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is a native of Steubenville, Ohio.

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. [...]

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!

Fatima Shrine at Bellevue


A beautifully updated Fatima shrine at Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tour of Relics in Bowling Green & Huron


The Treasures of the Church exhibit of relics will be stopping at the following parishes:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM
St. Thomas More University Parish, Bowling Green

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PMSt. Aloysius Church, Bowling Green

Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
St. Peter Church, Huron

For full details, click HERE.

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.