Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

New Museum In The Works For America's First Male Saint

New Museum In The Works For America’s First Male Saint

January 18, 2019  |  History

The Shrine of St. John Neumann on Girard Avenue is a melting pot brimming with religious devotion. It's also a destination for curious tourists looking to get a glimpse of the saint's body enshrined in a glass casket. A museum dedicated to the life and work of the famed Philadelphia bishop will open this spring. John Henry Scott has the story > more

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly’s Cult Of The Holy Ghost

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly’s Cult Of The Holy Ghost

October 30, 2018  |  History

A secretive cult dedicated to the worship of a Swiss woman met a horrific end in 19th century South Philly. Ryan Briggs unearths the grim details > more

Come Take A Tour Of Our Sanctuary City

Come Take A Tour Of Our Sanctuary City

December 14, 2016  |  History

With conflict over Philadelphia's Sanctuary City status heightening, contributor Ann de Forest offers a tour highlighting Philadelphia's heritage as a refuge and a crucible of freedom of religion > more

The Near Death Of A Dowager And Her Vow To God

The Near Death Of A Dowager And Her Vow To God

December 14, 2015  |  History

After narrowly escaping cannibalism while lost at sea, an elderly Presbyterian widow fulfills a promise to the Lord. Harry K. has this sensational tale about the origins of the Church of the Vow > more

A Cut (From) Above: Clothing Fit For His Holiness

A Cut (From) Above: Clothing Fit For His Holiness

September 25, 2015  |  Photography

Renzetti-Magnarelli Clergy Apparel in South Philadelphia tailors some of the finest vestments this side of Rome. Contributor Kim Massare takes us inside the father and son team's Broad Street showroom with this photo essay. > more