Sunday, April 6, 2008

50 AND STILL BEAUTIFUL

So here is the story though it is not without some controversy. A lady stopped me this past Sunday and asked if I would like to know a bit of historical trivia about Saint Clare. According to her this weekend will mark the 50th anniversary from when the first mass was said in this building. (Just so you know there is VERY little history here on the parish or the building which is why it is open to debate.) She remembers this because her mother was married 50 years ago in the last mass in the old building across the street; a converted tavern. "The very next day they had the first mass in the new church," she reports. So, based on that, here are some pictures of the old girl. Still looking good at fifty!The intent here is not to show you how the building looks the way everybody sees the building. That would be even more uninteresting for both those who attend here and those subjected to this post today. This is the way I see the building which I hope is an interesting and different perspective you. You might get the idea that I think the architectural highlight of the building is the ceiling. You would be right.
View out the back sacristy door.
These have been posted before. The are reflections of the windows in the lamps.


Mean bunny.









Is this a cool shot or what?
These are our "bells." Yesterday I was wondering why I was never on top of the towers, that is very unlike me. So I went up there and remembered three years ago I tried it. There no access to the top of the tower. Very sad indeed. And the openings are "pigeon proofed" so there was no getting a cool shot of the neighborhood.
Window in the choir loft.


Deo gratias!

8 comments:

knuckledragger said...

Neat perspectives, Father. Did you lay on the floor to get that shot of the altar steps?;>)

adoro said...

Very cool photos!

Fr. V said...

Yes. (But don't tell anybody.)

Thanks Adoro

Jeffrey Smith said...

You should tell all the older parishioners to write down everything they remember and start a file on the history.

Adoro te Devote said...

I just wanna let you know that the mean bunny still scares me. I'll probably have nightmares tonight.

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

Amen, adoro. Hare-raising.

knuckledragger said...

Don't fear the bunny; after all, no less than a U.S president was cowed by the bellicose visage of a rabbit. ;>)

eileen said...

Beautiful church, and the stain glass is awesome (even with the bunny) ;)

Should make a "pilgrimage" one of these days to see in person. But what do westsiders/eastsiders say in Cleveland, you'll need your passport... funny how "divided" we still seem to be...