Located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, the Museum of the Divine Statues gives restoration to religious art that has fallen into distress. Taken from defunct churches or decommissioned parishes that are being torn down. The museum saves and repairs stained glass, paintings, and iconic status and allows these works to be a renewed blessing in the hearts of the faithful.
I grew up Southern Baptists. While I had family members who were Roman Catholic, my time inside of a Catholic church was limited. One thing I was always fascinated by (and honestly a bit creeped out by) were the statues. In a Baptist church, they just didn’t exist. But as I grew older I began to understand their significance to a practicing Catholic. There is something serene about a lot of them although I still on rare occasion still get a little spooked. I just keep thinking to myself “Please don’t move” I mean sometimes they seem so lifelike.
The museum has limited hours (Noon to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday only) and the admission is $14.00. Since it is a non-profit and does such terrific work, I think it is worth it. It brings me solace knowing these statues and Windows that were created with such Love and devotion are being resurrected to bless again.