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Saturday, 4 January 2014

"Our Lady of the Rosary" in Windsor.... sold, but not even for 30 pieces of silver

Weep for Our Lady of the Rosary..... Photo copyright The Windsor Star
The Diocese of London has concluded a business transaction that will see the beautiful Windsor, Ontario church, Our Lady of the Rosary turned to profane use. New life is not being breathed into this exquisite building, but the arctic wind of a dying Faith. The price for this building and parcel of land: a mere, miserable dollar. Even Judas could obtain a better price for an act of betrayal. 



3 comments:

Lawrence and Susan Fox said...

WONDERFUL ART! Yes, I used to eat dinner at Manresa Castle in Port Townsend, Wash., now a haunted hotel, bar and restaurant, but once a Jesuit formation seminary. My Mom and step father used to have a drink there with a confessional at each end of the bar.

Even worse though, in 1974 I visited those lovely former Catholic Cathedrals taken over by King Henry the VIII in England. I gasped! In the Reformation, they painted the words, "The Eucharist is symbolic. It is not the Body and Blood of Christ" on the walls of one of those churches I visited. I never forgot that. I think all the moral problems we have today are the fruit of the Reformation. God bless you. Susan Fox www.christsfaithfulwitness.com

Freyr said...

You cannot breathe new life into a building... it is dead. The Church is not bricks and mortar but people and this has not been an active parish since 2007. The only question worth asking at this point is what happened to the congregation? I would not shed a tear for this building but I would mourn the loss of a single soul whose entry into the kingdom was impeded by being chained to a piece of real estate.

Barona said...

The Basilians just sold Assumption University to Windsor for under 3 million. Why did they not take the church from the Basilian Ordinary and use to church? It could have easily been adapted into a chapel; and the rest of the building used for a drop in for homeless etc. I'm sure the Sisters of Charity could have developed an apostolate...