Monday, November 3, 2008

All Souls Day

Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Oratory












Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae

Back to my Rome Trip. A short video I made. From The Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Travels to Saint Peter the Apostle, East Troy, Wisconsin

Saint Peter's Church is a beautiful old country church in the small town of East Troy, Wisconsin. East Troy, a village is home to farming community and the Buell Motorcycle factory. The village is located 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee, WI in Walworth County.

The Exterior of the Church

The Interior of the Church
The interior of the church was well preserved. They must had some great pastors here. As I took my pictures, an older woman told me there were once beautiful side altars in the church. They were removed during a renovation and replaced with statues. On the right side there was a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mother. I can't remember what was on the left side. Needless to say, the statues weren't all that impressive.

The old rectory is now a Parish center.

The rectory garage was once home to some beautiful Cadillacs, I'm sure.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Saint Clement Basilica

"The Basilica of Saint Clement si situated some three hunder yards above the Colosseum, on the road that rises gradually to St John Lateran from the valley between the Coelian Hill on the south and the Oppian Hill on the north. It is named after Pope St Clement, the third successor of Saint Peter in the See of Rome, who died about 100 Anno Domini."
-A Short Guide to St. Clements's
Leonard Boyle O.P.

The Streets of Rome

Coat of Arms

Ninety percent of the churches and basilicas in Rome had a Coat of Arms over the door. Usually there were a couple, one, the coat of Arms of the Holy Father, and the other, coat of arms of the titular in charge of that particular church or basilica.

The Spanish Embassy. Note Benedict XVI's coat of arms.

I'd like to get one of these for my office.