The 19th Century Gothic Crucifix

Displayed in the Great Hall of the Father David O’Connor Family Life Center

Referred to as the Bishop John J. Chanche crucifix, it was discovered in the crypt of the basilica hanging high on the wall out of sight, heavily wrapped in plastic. It was “broken and bruised” with old, unprofessional repairs. During a tour for the St Mary Basilica Archive committee, Betsy Holleman was so moved to express that her family would like to have it restored… Read more

Lithograph on stone - St. Mary Cathedral