Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Cleveland Mass Mob
    February 4, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

    ‘ell-o Christopher,

    Years ago on Millionaire’s Row (Euclid Avenue) Cleveland there was St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It has a similar ceiling. When the money moved to the suburbs, a new St. Paul’s Episcopal was built. The old one was sold and became the Conversion of St. Paul Catholic Church.

    How many relics does Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown have?

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    • Chris
      February 5, 2015 @ 10:29 am

      Unfortunately, I don’t know if anyone really knows how many they have, but I’d guess it’s in the few hundred region from guesstimating after my visit. Supposedly, the largest collection in the U.S. is at St. Anthony’s in Pittsburgh, then second largest being in Ohio at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Relics. The largest in NY I’ve ever found is a curious collection at St. John Gualbert’s Church in a suburb of Buffalo, estimated to be around 1,200 or so.

      It’s always been a curiosity of mine that Catholics value relics so highly, but don’t really keep much of a detailed inventory. I suspect part of that is for security purposes and part of it is because of the difficulty of authenticating each individual piece. Nonetheless, the practice of venerating/collecting relics is a fascinating one for me!

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  2. Life Lately: Week 2 - Home in the Finger Lakes
    February 6, 2015 @ 9:58 am

    […] added attending a service at #4 in this post on my list of things to do this […]

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  3. mary
    February 10, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Where is Our Lady of Victory? Lackawanna, NY

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  4. 15 Spots to 'Shop Local' in Rochester, NY |
    June 17, 2015 @ 11:28 am

    […] around New York. My inaugural ’15 for 2015′ was cobblestone buildings and the second was spiritual sites. March has been way busier for me than I anticipated, so I reached out to a friend to assist with […]

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