Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dr. McNamara at ICKSP

Canon Matthew Talarico, Vice-Rector of the Institute of Christ the King is certainly one of the most pleasant guys in Cook County. At a recent function earlier this month he took me aside and said "there is someone you must meet" coming to the Shrine later this month for a presentation.

That someone, was none other than Dr. Denis McNamara from the Litrugical Institute at Mundelein Seminar coming to the Shrine for his brilliant presentation on architecural and the sacred Liturgy. I assured Canon Talarico that I was one of Denis biggest fans.

So today is the day, 3PM on the delightful South Side of Chicago at 6415 South Woodlawn Avenue. All are invited!

Monday, February 23, 2009

St. Thomas the Apostle

February 22, 2009
Originally uploaded by fotomattic
Very nice photo of St TtA in Hyde Park, architect was Barry Byrne.

With Larger Shot

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Photos from Holy Name

More photos from Holy Name Cathedral, from the 1949 book 100 Years: The History of the Church of the Holy Name.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Postcard from Holy Name

Here is another view of Holy Name Cathedral, this from the Curt Teich archives. I have a better scan of this somewhere, and will locate and post.

Thanks to Msgr for the link.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Holy Name Cathedral Vintage 1958

Here is a historic shot of Holy Name in 1958. I will try to find more.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Holy Name Update

I went to the Cathedral (Holy Name) yesterday. The fire was pretty much contained to one area of the roof. There were still a troop of firemen (smoking cigarettes and theorizing) who did a very fine job at not wrecking the Cathedral while putting the fire out. Fr. Matt Compton, formerly of my parish, and a Mundelein Seminarian studying with Denis McNamara was one of the heroes of the fire and has a new appreciation of St. Agatha the patron of protection against fire.

Here are a few snapshots.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Fire at Holy Name

Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago looks like a disaster. I will go take a look later today or tomorrow.

It is a sad day for the Church in Chicago.

Story Here