Tag Archives: Calvary Cemetery Dayton

UDLLI Special Session on Natural Burial Held

Natural Burial: The Sustainable Alternative for Catholics is the title of the special session created for the sixty members of the University of Life Long Learning Institute who came to Calvary Cemetery to hear more about this earth friendly method. Rick Meade began  with the definition of natural burial and explained how the ancient practice is […]

Phase One of Self Guided Tour Project Complete

What if you could walk through Calvary Cemetery anytime you wanted to* and identify the interesting people buried there? (*During visitor hours in person or 24/7 through the internet.) For the last two years, Calvary has been developing a self guided tour of notable sites throughout the cemetery using location signs equipped with QR codes […]

Calvary Partners with Brother Don Geiger for Land Conservation Project

Marianist Brother Don Geiger has contracted with Calvary Cemetery to provide his expertise in the design and management of the St Kateri Preserve land conservation project and to provide native plants from his nurseries at Bergamo St John. Specifically, Geiger is advising what grasses and other plants are being planted to begin the conversion of […]

Angel Night and Evensong Attract More Than 700 Participants

Despite the rain and cold, more than 700 people came out to enjoy the tour of illuminated angels, the music in the chapel and the other activities to celebrate Christmas. The Evensong candlelight prayer service for Calvary families led by Father Scott Wright was full of special moments for all who attended to remember their […]

A Mass, a March and a Monument Honoring Dayton’s Founding Catholic Family

[youtube]http://youtu.be/RTT3YuszOyU[/youtube] Father Angelo Anthony’s Homily at the Memorial Mass for Conway Family “The Irish have a way of spinning wisdom and hope into prayers and blessings to aid us in the journey of life, like this blessing: May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten […]

Hibernians to Honor Founding Catholic Family of Dayton with a Mass, a March and a Monument

The Ancient Order of Hibernians will honor the Conway family, the founding Catholics of Dayton, on Sunday, September 15. Father Anthony Angelo will celebrate the Mass starting at 2 PM at St Henry Memorial Chapel at Calvary. A Pipe and Drum March up the hill to the Conway gravesite will follow. There will be special […]

The Unknown Architect: Frank Mills Andrews

Photo courtesy Curt Dalton, Dayton History Calvary Cemetery’s Chapel Designed by Under-Appreciated Architect Frank Mills Andrews was a very prolific architect of the early twentieth century, and yet his work goes largely unrecognized. He designed almost all of the NCR Buildings and what was at one time the tallest hotel in the world. He designed […]

Avenue of American Flags Created for Memorial Day Service at Calvary Cemetery

Visitors to Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, May 26 will be greeted by an avenue of American flags placed to honor the more than 25,000 military veterans interred here as well as all the living veterans of the armed services. Individual flags and stands are available in front of the cemetery office for […]