Monday, May 2, 2011

Scranton Times-Tribune

Scranton Times-Tribune
May 1, 2011

New book celebrates local churches
by Josh McAuliffe

The region's rich religious heritage has gotten the full book treatment.

Eynon-based Tribute Books just released "Framing Faith: A Pictorial History of Communities of Faith," written by Sarah Piccini and featuring the photography of Ivana Pavelka and students involved in the ARTS Engage! program.

The book is a historical and artistic examination of 10 Diocese of Scranton churches that were recently closed due to restructuring: Sacred Heart, Mayfield; St. Anthony of Padua, St. Joseph's, Holy Family, St. John the Evangelist, St. Mary of the Assumption and St. Mary Czestochowa, all of Scranton; St. John the Baptist and Immaculate Conception, both of Taylor; and St. Michael's of Old Forge.

Each church was founded by various immigrant groups who settled in the coal fields of the Lackawanna Valley, and for many served as the focal point of the community.

The paperback version of the book is $24.95, while the eBook ranges from $2.99 to $4.99.

For more information, visit, or "Framing Faith: A Pictorial History of Communities of Faith"

Author: Sarah Piccini

Photography: Ivana Pavelka and ARTS Engage!

Publisher: Tribute Books

Pages: 96

Price: $24.95 paperback; $2.99-$4.99 eBook

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