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Bird's Eye View of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, the former St. Francis Xavier Church which is now 101 years old
Vintage Ecclesiastical Textiles Exhibit

Textiles from the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio and the Diocese of Buffalo will be on display May 3 to May 11, 2014.  These textiles include vestments, canopies, altar linens, clothing for the Infant a of Prague and vintage textiles made by neighborhood volunteers. Hours:  11am to 3 pm Daily Tickets at Door  $12.00 Proceeds to go toward heating […]

The Signal – May 1923
From St. Francis Xavier Newsletter called The Signal - May 1923
Flames Across Niagara War of 1812

FLAMES ACROSS NIAGARA  War of 1812       December 7, 2013 The Buffalo Religious Arts Center will host a guest speaker on Dec 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm. Join Chris Brown for an engaging look at the War of 1812 in Western New York.  Chris has led tours by bike and boat and now you can […]

Statue of St. Agnes

from the former St. Agnes school has been brought to the Art Center by Mary Holland and Bill Meldrum. The school closed in the 1960’s and was located in the Lovejoy district of Buffalo.

Open for Tours in October
BRAC Celebrates Oktoberfest!

The autum seaon has arrived in Buffalo.  This means the leaves are an array of beautiful fiery colors, pumpkins sit on everyone’s porches and a blast of cinnimon welcomes you at Wegmans, and fun Fall Holidays. The Buffalo Religious Arts Center had a blast participating in Black Rockes first annual Oktoberfest celebration.  We opened our […]

New Display Case

Part of our new installation in our new display case.  Half of the case is communion, while the other has vintage items connected with weddings.  

Holy Cards

Here’s is a collection of Holy Cards that were sent to us this week by a lady in Springville NY.  These cards date back to 1879.  We are very grateful for the wonderful surprise donation. If you are cleaning and find anything like this, the Art Center would like to have it.

Vintage Wedding Photo

Wedding June 6, 1925 Giovanna (Jennie) Cavaretta to Joseph Palmeri Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish 20 Herkimer Street Buffalo, NY 14027 Parish opened in 1872 and closed in 2009