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Leo Mol fonds

  • CA UCAWA 07.01, 07.04, 09.01, 10.07
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 2005

The books, pamphlets and exhibit catalogues were accepted as donations from Mrs. Mol for the intrinsic value of the volumes in relation to religious art or to Ukrainian art, or in relation to Mol’s art, and his thought process towards the making of art. Most of the publications have been integrated into the Chancery in-house library. The 328 still images include many of Mol’s sculpture subjects, living photos of individuals like Pope John Paul II, Pope Paul VI, Metropolitan Michael Bzdel, Cardinal Yosef Slipyj; many photos are of Mol’s completed bronze sculptures; a large number are of his early church decoration in Beausejour, Brandon and Winnipeg; some are of his stained glass work in Winnipeg. Three sketches are of church decoration; one is an unfinished ink on glassine (?) Christ figure; two are white ink on matte board, of apostles; the fourth is pastel on paper, a portrait of Taras Shevchenko. The copies of sketches are of Metropolitan Ilarion and A.Y. Jackson. The postcards are religious by theme, predominantly Catholic, many of art in European heritage repositories. The holy cards include many Christian symbols. The poster is of the Caritas Dinner in Mol’s honour, 2001. The unfinished mosaic of Christ’s face is a conservation risk.

Mol, Leo, 1915-2009

PRPC0064

Students of St. Nicolas School under the direction of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PRPC0065

Students in a concert, School of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, run by the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PRPC0087

[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.

PRPC0102

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.

The location is possibly Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PRPC0147

Archbishop’s blessings, from Wasyly Ladyka. Archbishop Wasyly Ladyka, OSBM, longtime colleague of Father Ruh who was his confessor for twenty years when they worked together in Manitoba.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PRPC0172

Photo postcard portrait of Reverend Monsignor Father Philip Ruh, OMI. Father Ruh was elevated to Canon or Monsignor on December 14, 1941.

Cook's Creek, Manitoba.

PRPC0232

"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.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PRPC0233

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.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PRPC0234

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church was designed by Father Ruh and begun in 1954.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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