The Mystery of Lorain’s Holy Trinity Church Fresco

“A rare religious fresco painted 63 years ago by ‘the Michelangelo of Cleveland’ could be lost in the downsizing of the Catholic Diocese. Romeo Celleghin, an Italian immigrant who settled in Cleveland in the early 1920s, transformed sanctuary walls and ceilings into breathtaking works of art, giving supplicants a peek into the heavens — angels, saints and God himself. Celleghin, who painted in dozens of churches in Northeast Ohio, claimed his greatest masterpiece was a fresco at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lorain, a 103-year-old parish scheduled to close Dec. 13. (2009) The elaborate painting on a concave plaster wall blooms over the main altar into a curved ceiling.”

Plain Dealer by Mike O’Malley

http://rustbeltvoice.blogspot.comHoly Trinity, Lorain

The fresco at Holy Trinity Church in Lorain, photographed after Wednesday morning mass, August 26, 2009. The church is scheduled to close December 13th, and the future of the fresco, painted by Romeo Celleghin, remains up in the air. (Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer)


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