About Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio:
One of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the U.S., Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary is an active parish in the heart of the city. The history of Rosary Cathedral in its early days is naturally associated with St. Francis de Sales Church. When the Diocese of Toledo was established, St. Francis de Sales was named the Cathedral of the new diocese. It was here that Bishop Schrembs was installed on October 4, 1911.
In 1912, it was decided that a new cathedral would be built on Collingwood Avenue. That same year, the Diocese of Toledo purchased land lying at the southeast corner of Islington Street and Collingwood Avenue. The building of the Diocesan Chancery and Episcopal residence was begun on Islington Street between Parkwood and Collingwood Avenue. This building was completed in 1914.
The school building facing Collingwood Blvd was begun in 1912. It was completed and blessed on December 13, 1914 as the new St. Francis de Sales Chapel and School, as the Rosary Cathedral Parish had not yet been established.
On March 7, 1915 the decree was promulgated by which the new Cathedral Chapel Parish, formed from parts of St. Francis de Sales, St. Ann and St. Patrick parishes was established. The lower level of the school building was utilized as the chapel.
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is beautifully constructed in a Spanish Platteresque style. Plans for the building of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral were developed in 1922, and the cornerstone was laid in 1926. The first public service was held in the cathedral building in 1931, and the cathedral was formally dedicated October 1 and 2, 1940. Renovations to fit the guidelines set out after the Second Vatican Council were completed in September 1979.
The Cathedral also has a gift shop located in the parish offices.
They feature rosaries, votive candles with their logo, Rose Window note cards and post cards. Also, a special compilation of research that has been done about the cathedral itself was compiled and put into a series of 8 booklets. For more information about purchasing items, please call them at 419-244-9575, during business hours.
They offer three types of rosaries for sale. These rosaries were specially made for them and feature designs from inside the Cathedral that is dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. They are handmade in Italy by the Ghirelli firm. The crucifix features the crucifix from inside the cathedral; the centerpiece is two sided and features the “Coronation” fresco that is above the sanctuary on the front and “Rose Window” on the back. The “Our Father” beads feature the rosettes that are throughout the cathedral.
Finding Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio:
Address: 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, Ohio 43610
Tel: +1 (419) 244-9575
email: use the contact form on their website.
Click here for the official website of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio.