Monday, December 24, 2007


This is Saint Augustine Parish in Minster, Ohio, the "mother church of most of the 30 some parishes in southern Mercer county (technically located in the south-west most part of Auglaize county) . This structure has gone through many remodelings on the outside, the twin spires are unique, they survived Vatican II, the inside was recovated before Vatican II hence all the marble, however in the last several years further renovation has resulted in the shunting of the Blessed Sacrament to a side alter and the placement of a baptismal fount in his place, since this picture a nice repaint job has been done (really nice I'm not kidding) but now the communion rail is gone, sigh.........someday hope to find some old pictures to publish, still when the main alter was intact it was an impressive sight, will scan in the ceiling pictures later

3 comments:

Jeffrey Smith said...

For their time period, those altars are really first rate. Have any closer pictures?

Fr. J. said...

I would love to see the original altars if you come across any photos of them. It is such a shame that we have lost so much of our architectural and liturgical patrimony.

Thanks for your blog. I'm enjoying it.

Lee said...

I'm so sorry you lost your communion rail. My heart goes out to you and the rest of the parishioners. It is possible to get it back. It happened in my church.