More images from Detroit

Some other images from Detroit.

There is a reason why the parish where I am staying is called Assumption Grotto.

The parish is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, but behind the parish church there is a fine cemetery with a Lourdes Grotto.

I am told that during the summer there is a procession on Sundays with the Blessed Sacrament to the Grotto and Benediction.  Also, some morning parish Masses are celebrated here.

After Mass I stopped in for a choir practice, lead by the pastor Fr. Perrone.  They were working on the Theresianmesse.

Here is the facade of the church.

After the last Sunday Mass one of the priests took me down to see Sacred Heart Seminary.

On the way back to the parish, making our way up beautiful Gratiot Avenue, I spotted a very useful business.   If I lived at Assumption Grotto, I would be tempted to have my taxes done here!

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  1. That last one’s a charmer. I love your sense of inner city humor.

  2. ben_g says:

    When I lived in the city, there was a barber shop near me called “We Be Cuttin’ Hair and Stuff.”

  3. MargaretMN says:

    I remember reading that years ago, the Archbishop’s house, a beautiful mansion had been sold off and belonged to a Detroit Pistons player. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit and only visited the seminary once for a retreat. Detroit and its suburbs are like a bunch of smaller planets still arrayed around a dead star.

  4. Frank H says:

    When I was in the Motor City for a visit last June I drove past Sacred Heart Seminary, and was surprised and delighted that the famous “black Jesus” statue was still there on the corner. As I recall, during the racial disturbances in 1967, someone painted the face and hands of the all white statue black. Someone soon re-painted them white. The rector had the black face and hands restored, and evidently it has remained so ever since. It always seemed like a nice gesture promoting racial harmony.

    Here’s a link to a photo of it.

  5. Oleksander says:

    Hope you enjoyed Detroit!

  6. salus says:

    If you lived in Detroit you would be unemployed so you wouldnt be paying taxes.

  7. Jayna says:

    I didn’t see your comment about getting your taxes done until after I looked at the image, so I thought you were referring to May’s Hair Salon. I really think you could pull off some weave, Father.

  8. Davidtrad says:

    Is it true that rush hour traffic is worse in the morning going OUT of Detroit than it is going in?

  9. Eric says:

    May’s Hair Salon does taxes?

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