Sunday, March 27, 2016

                                                                       March 27, 2016

Bay View Baptist Church-on right 
                                              2701 S. Logan Avenue
                                                                      (Link 2.) 

Bay View Baptist Church (demolished)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2701 S Logan Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2213, United States
2701 S. Logan Avenue
(Link 3-page 32)

Bay View Baptist Church sat on the corner of South Logan Avenue and East Russell  Avenue, just a short short block up from S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, the main street through the area of Milwaukee known as Bay View.  It was dedicated in 1894 and was open until the late 1950's when a new church was built at 3800 S. Howell Avenue. (Link 1.)

Greg Schultz to at Facebook page Bay View Vintage Wisconsin posted 3/18/16

"The Bay View Baptist Church existed at 2701 S. Logan from 1894-1969, ...  (Facebook, Greg Schultz.)

             Exterior of Bay View Baptist Church
              with Llewellyn  Library to the right
                             on Russell Avenue


  • Reference: Title: 
              Bay View Baptist Church : seventy-fifth anniversary, 1892-1967 / [Mrs.                   Minnie May Lewis]
  •           Author: Minnie May Lewis Mrs.
  •           Subjects: Bay View Baptist Church (Milwaukee, Wis.) -- Anniversaries,                 etcMilwaukee (Wis.) -- Church history
  •          Publication Information: Milwaukee, Wis. : The Church 
  •          Format: 17 leaves : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm. 
  •          Notes: Cover title.; "Mrs. Minnie May Lewis, church history."--Leaf 1.; 
  •         "Present church: 3800 S. Howell Ave., dedicated June 1, 1958, first church:
  •          2701 S. Logan Ave., dedicated Dec. 16, 1894."--P.[1] of cover. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

St. Clara's in Claraplatz

St. Clara's Church
Basel, Switzerland

Sanctuary of St. Clara's

The parish of St. Clara includes quite Kleinbasel. Here live 6,700 Catholics from over 100 nations. Every weekend meet more than 1,000 in 7 different religious services in the churches of the parish. More than 300 meet regularly in different groups: Small Christian Communities, altar servers, neighborhood groups, choirs, clubs, worship groups, prayer groups, youth associations, groups of visitors, English-language community .... Since 2007, there are in our parish territory a small monastery with four priests from India (link: Homepage Karmelitenkloster Prophet Elias).
For parish includes four churches:
  • Parish: St. Joseph
  • City Church St. Clara
  • Quartier churches: St. Michael and St. Christopher" (Link 1.)
Sanctuary Doors and
Stained Glass Windows Above

Sanctuary Stained Glass Windows

Candles with Holy Family

Christ Mosaic

Wreath of Life

Christmas Nativity in the 
Sanctuary Chancel

Photos: Taken by RW with his i Phone while living and working in Basel 

Link 1:  (translation)
Link 2:

God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

                                                                                                             March 13, 2016

St. Martinskirche
Bleichmattstrasse 4600

Roman Catholic Church St. Martinskirche
Olten, Switzerland

(Link 2.)

"Olten is a town in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland and capital of the district of the same name.
"Olten's railway station is within 30 minutes of ZürichBernBasel, and Lucerne by train, and is a rail hub of Switzerland.
" From the 2000 census, 6,803 or 40.6% were Roman Catholic, while 4,262 or 25.4% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church." (Link 1.)

Interior Dome
(Pininterest Image)
"Local tradition has it that Martin Luther himself delivered a 10-minute s speech here in the 1520's, whether his presence turned the tide against Catholicism or merel encouraged the existing Protestant congregation is unknown.  The existing church building was constructed in 1491 on the foundations of its predecessor; Augusto Giacometti created the stained glass windows in 1919." (Link 2.)

Sanctuary-Right Side
( Google Resource)

Photos: Taken by RW with his i Phone while living and working in Basel 

Link 1:
Link 2:

God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Roman Catholic Church, Nativity of Mary

Roman Catholic Church, Nativity of Mary
Muri, Sins, Switzerland

Muri, Sins, Switzerland
(Link 1.)

"Sins is a municipality in the district of Muri in the canton of Aargau in SwitzerlandSins has an area, as of 2009, of 20.3 square kilometers 7.8 sq mi.... 5.65 sq mi  is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.37 sq mi  is forested...0.75 sq mi... buildings or roads....Sins has a population (as of December 2014) of 4,216.

Railroad Sign for Sins

"From the 2000 census, 2,350 or 71.6% were Roman Catholic, while 415 or 12.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church." (Link 1.)

Entrance to Nativity of Mary

               "Historical background of the church Nativity of Mary

"The parish Sins introduces the Municipal House (originally the seat of the administration of the monastery Engelberg) and the Lower Kaplanei the historic "core" of the civic community represents.

Sanctuary and Chancel

Central Altar

Altar at Right of Chancel

Altar at Left of Chancel

Pulpit at Lest of Chancel

Rear of the Sanctuary

Ceiling of the Sanctuary

"The parish Sins to be an ancient parish by tales and legends and in 1245 first mentioned. But you suspected rightly that already have a 990 Mary's Church stood on this site. The original parish stretched from Risch (ZG) to Rickenbach (at Merenschwand) and included the towns Auw (incl. Rüstenschwil) Mühlau and Abtwil.

Dedication of a new church by Coadjutor Bishop of Konstanz. From this building is still the tower basement and the tabernacle obtained.

Completion of the expansion and renovation work and dedication

Parish Sins comes into the possession of the monastery Engelberg (Fathers exercised until 1849 as pastor and governor in Sins).

Parish Auw separates from Sins.

Church during the First Villmerger war theater of war and will be damaged heavily.

Parish Abtwil is independently

New inauguration of the church dedicated to "Mary's Birth" by the coadjutor of the diocese Konstanz

Installation of a large organ

Engelberg Abbey omitted "Kollaturrecht" at the parish Sins.

Consecration today six tower bells


First total renovation

Interior Renovation; in addition, the 7th bell is hung in the tower.

1997/99Outdoor Renovations "(Link 2.)

Sanctuary Statue

Sanctuary Statue

Holy Water Urn

Photos: Taken by RW while living and working in Basel Switzerland

Link 2: (translation)

God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)