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Friday, September 21, 2012

Saint Catherine of the Wheel

The Story and History of Saint Catherine
Catherine of Alexandria (also now known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel) was of noble birth, the daughter of Constus, governor of Alexandria in Egypt. She was extremely well educated and was receptive to new ideas. She converted to Christianity and started to preach the faith to many learned people. At this time Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximinus (c. 270 - 313) and Roman emperor from 308 to 313 was persecuting Christians. Emperor Maximinus offered Catherine a royal marriage if she would deny her faith in Christianity. She refused and was scourged and thrown into prison. The wife of the Emperor became curious about the young girl and was converted to the faith by her teachings, as were many Roman soldiers. When the emperor discovered this they were all put to death. Catherine was broken on the wheel and then beheaded.

When I took a closer look at this stained glass window I noticed the broken wheel. This led to a search on the Internet and I found the above explanation. You can click here Catholic Saints for more of the story. What an amazing story of faith.

Stained Glass Window
Saint Micheal Catholic Church
Fort Loramie Ohio

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Societas Pueri Jesu Donabit

Latin Translation - society of the child Jesus, give

Stained Glass Window
Saint Michael Catholic Church
Fort Loramie Ohio

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

John 3:14
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up. (NIV)

Altar Crucifix and Scripture
Saint Michael Catholic Church
Fort Loramie Ohio

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jesus and the Archangel Saint Michael

This stained glass window of Jesus (Alpha and Omega) and Saint Michael sits high above the main altar.

Stained Glass Window 
Saint Michael Catholic Church 
Fort Loramie Ohio

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mary, Great with Child

When I consider women, meek or proud,
how God regarded her, her low estate,
young Mary, great with child! Her Child is great!
She swaddled Christ in clothing like His shroud,
and she hath seen Christ on the Cross and cloud,
and Christ hath led her through the narrow gate,
where she drank of His blood. His flesh, she ate.

"My Savior is my Son," this saint avowed.
Eve, mother of all living, hath her rest
in Thee, O Son of Sarah, God's own Son,
whom Rahab would have suckled at her breast
and Ruth of Moab would love like her own.
Thee Hannah would surrender: Thee, her best!
Yet Mary birthed Thee, Jesus Christ, alone.

Copyright 2009 by Michael Rew

This is a Re-Edit and Post 
Original Post 2/20/09

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Monday, September 10, 2012


Another interesting composition I found at the 5K Mock Turtle Race in Fryburg.

5K Mock Turtle Race 
Saint John Catholic Church 
Fryburg Ohio

Friday, September 7, 2012

Steeple - St. John Fryburg

I got this awesome shot of the St. John Steeple in Fryburg, in the early morning light, while waiting on the Mock Turtle 5K race to begin. It is quite possibly the best picture of a steeple I have taken to date.

 Cross Tipped Steeple 
Saint John Catholic Church 
Fryburg Ohio

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Preserve Religious Freedom

Found this image while waiting for the runners to cross the finish line during the Mock Turtle 5K at St. John.

5K Mock Turtle Run 
Saint John Catholic Church 
Fryburg Ohio

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

St. John Fryburg Homecoming 2012

10 Random Pics from this year's Homecoming

Fryburg Homecoming 2012
Saint John Catholic Church 
Fryburg Ohio

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ready, Set, GO!

This year's Mock Turtle Soup 5K go off to a great start this year. The race is held in Fryburg and is the kick-off to their Homecoming Celebration sponsored by the St. John Catholic Church.

The race started with a prayer and a blessing and of course the singing of the National Anthem.

And their OFF!

As you can see from the above banner logo, the first race was held in 2010.

5K Mock Turtle Run 
Saint John Catholic Church 
Fryburg Ohio

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Station V

 Simon helps Jesus

"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.
Mark 15:21

Lord you want us to share the cross with you by sharing and alleviating the sufferings of those in need, grant me to have a heart full of Charity and Love for my neighbor.

Station of the Cross
Saint Michael Catholic Church
Fort Loramie Ohio