"Architecture of the church is beautiful and unique in many ways. Many of the furnishings are truly from another world. A 40 X 90 foot oil painting of St Michael was procured from Bernard Richter in St. Annaberg, Schleisen, Germany. The Sacred Heart statue came from the Tyrol area in Austria. The fourteen highly detailed Stations of the Cross are carved from wood and incredibly beautiful".
Now, if you've been a faithful reader of HH, the town of St Annaberg, Schleisen might ring a bell with you...(Yeah, I'd be amazed if it actually did..lol). When dad's uncles Math and Theo went to Europe in 1914, they toured St Annaberg, which was near Guschwitz, where our Otrembas and Hortsch's came from, in Poland. There almost has to be a connection through them, I'd think.
And I wondered about the painting--WHERE would they have put something of that size? 40 X 90 is bigger than the floor space of my house. So, I emailed our friend ANON, who answered that the painting has, for some years, been in the crying room in the SE corner in back of the church, but "
Now I need to go to Buckman and take a picture of the painting and of the Sacred Heart statue.