The digitized material from the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg fonds consists of two items: firstly, an article written by Gloria Romaniuk, Archivist for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg Archives, that was published in Progress Ukrainian Catholic News. The article tells the story of the stone from Lourdes, France, and how it came to be installed in the Cook’s Creek Grotto, in Manitoba. The article is illustrated by archival and recent photos, including photos of two members of St. Josaphat Council # 4138, Knights of Columbus, who were instrumental in obtaining the stone from Lourdes.
[On the back of the postcard:] “Good old Ruh! Where are you hiding? I waited for you in vain – even though you’ve ploughed through everything and are unconquered, they give you no respect. Therefore come soon – we’re waiting for you. God be with you. Your Anton Sylla, OMI. [To] Rev. Fath. Ruh[,] Box 44[,] Portage la Prairie[,] Man."
Photo postcard of the Holy Ghost Polish Catholic Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Joe Stutt of St. John the Baptist Parish, in his role as Jesus in The Passion Play which was written and directed by Father Ruh and performed throughout local communities to raise money to continue construction of the new church which was rededicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1952 as the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
"Participants at the 1st. UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CONGRESS held at the Royal Alexandra Hotel – Winnipeg – July 1946." Father Ruh is seated in the second row from the front, near the centre and above the letter “C” in the printed photo caption CATHOLIC. Bishop Neil Sabourin is seated two to the left of Father Ruh.
"General front view of the new Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church in East Kildonan, Man. – From drawing of architect Rev. Canon Philip Ruh, O.M.I." Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church was designed by Father Ruh. The church was completed much to the original plan but details such as the pillars at the staircase, and the statue above the main entrance were not including. This is a copy of Philip Ruh Blue Print Collection PRBP071.1 to PRBP071.4 in Folder #15.
The new Ukrainian Catholic Church of The Holy Eucharist at East Kildonan, A.D. 1955. Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church was designed by Father Ruh and begun in 1954. The builders deviated to a degree from Father Ruh’s recommendation by using more copper than on the domes alone, as he suggested, producing a church darker than he had preferred.