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Friday, August 17, 2012

Saint Ursula



Saint Ursula Memorial and Relic
Saint Michael Catholic Church
Fort Loramie Ohio

2 comments:

Kelline said...

Wow, Catholic churches are a religious world of their own. Every time I come to visit, I see something else that I've never seen in a baptist church. Our churches are so simple compared.

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Kelline,

They do have a rich history for sure. You normally only find large shrines like this in a very large church. I E-Mailed the church for more info and they said it is believed the originating priest had a devotion for her and built the shrine for the relic in the altar.

If you Google her you will find her story 11000 virgins a very interesting one.

I also found it interesting that -- in 1969 the reigning Pope lowered her status from being a saint. I am still investigating this.

Thanks for stoping by, I to am amazed at what I find sometimes while touring the churches.