What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies right to our faces.
Don't feel bad, I work across the street from them and I've never noticed either.
Interesting.You'd think though with their skillful talent they would make something with a more pleasant face and 'feel' to it instead of something estranged. But, that's just me.Thanks for posting what it was!
My church is RIGHT across the street from there. I do see you have a picture of OSM on flickr as well...
Is Ningbo your sister city? What set of circumstances led to a Chinese city giving Milwaukee a statue?
Oh, I guess I can just click on the link to find out...
dc - Historically, the Chinese artists who carved guardian lions would never have seen a real lion, so they used dogs for models. It took me awhile to figure out what they were because I was searching for "dogs" instead of "lions"...Amy - Is it as neat of a building on the inside as outside? I thought about going in, but I was unsure of the appropriateness of sneaker-clad non-Catholics poking around outside of services.
Heather:It is lovely inside. Absolutely lovely. Sadly, given that we get quite a few panhandlers (some of whom are rather...aggressive, ask my husband), it's usually locked during non-service hours. Unusual bit of trivia, the south side of the church was built as an extension to connect the church with Nicolai Furs on Milwaukee. After Nicolai closed, the parish bought the building and turned it into our parish center. That, unfortunately, fell victim to the decorating styles of little old ladies whose taste is confined solely to their mouths...You're more than welcome to meet up with us one Sunday if you want to come inside. We'll even treat for breakfast or lunch. :) And we go to places much nicer than McDonald's.
Oh, by the way (******SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT******), if you want to SEE some of the history of OSM, go to the parish website: http://www.oldsaintmary.org/faith-in-our-future.php.Produced and edited by yours truly. And narrated (by force) by my husband.
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