Happy Mother's Day! Today's photo takes us inside Our Lady of Grace (OLG) Catholic Church on West Market Street. This photo, while blurry, evokes the spirit of family, love, and relationships. We don't need to see the faces to get a feel for the love and hope of the people celebrating this marriage.
According to the parrish history on their website, Our Lady of Grace was erected in 1952, through funds provided by Julian Price. Mr. Price, chairman of the board of Jefferson Life Insurance Company, build this Catholic church "as a tribute to the faith and love of his good wife, Ethel Clay Price" (reference). Both Mr. and Mrs. Price died before the church could be built and it was through the efforts of their dear children, Mrs. Joseph M. Bryan and Mr. Ralph Clay Price, that OLG became a reality. While most of us can't afford to build a marble and handcrafted wooden church with over 30,000 pieces of stained glass imported from Belgium, for our parents, we can honor them by ensuring that their grandchildren and great grandchildren are raised in a loving and nurturing environment. And, if you are at a wedding, participating in or watching the ceremony, remember to say a little thank you to your own mother. If you have children, renew your personal committment to being the best mother you can be. Happy Mother's Day, ladies. Finally, may the love of the above couple grow as strong as the love Mr. Price had for his lovely wife- the mother of his children.