There's an amazing amount of art in here (pictures of some will find their way on here eventually. I don't have my notes with me and I can't recall any of the artists namees!)
Frieze from the bottom of the tomb of Fr. Isaac Hecker (done in that ubiquitious 1950s style which I call, "Communist: Workers of the World Unite!" :)). From left to right:
- The young Isaac is greivously ill but tells his mother God still has a plan for him.
- Isaac Hecker working in the family bakery.
- As a novice in the Congregation of the Redeemer (the Redemptorists): the story goes that he found it incredibly difficult to study because his heart and his mind were preoccupied with prayer. He actually got dispensation from formal classes and permission to study on his own outside class! ["Y'all don't try that!"
- A dejected Hecker upon his expulsion from the Congregation.
- Preaching missions in his new Society.
Tablet at the front of the nave, depicting Athens and the words of St. Paul's sermon in the Areopagus.
Tablet at the other end of the nave, near the sanctuary, with the Sword, the symbol of St. Paul, and the words, "Preacher of truth to the whole world."
One of the side altars which used to be a Privileged Altar (saying a Mass for the Dead got a perpetual indulgence). The sculpture is a depiction of Purgatory based on the writings of St. Catherine of Genoa (one of the saints admired immensely by Fr. Hecker), while the central piece is a modern depiction of Christ at the moment of the Resurrection. [Or, as one wag remarked, "Jesus coming through the shower curtain!"]
More as I get time!