Shower of Saints
During Stewardship Season at Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church, we celebrate All Saints Day on an exceptionally large scale. In 2006, we inaugurated "The Shower of Saints", a display in our sanctuary of more than 200 portraits and tributes to honor those whom we personally identify as "saints" – global, national, and local individuals who have either died within the last year, or who have been chosen for the impact that their earthly presence had on the lives of MAPC members and those around the world. We also take time to remember those in our faith family who are no longer bodily with us, but whose spirits endure. By memorializing these beloved saints, we bear witness to God's diverse blessings of humanity that influence the lives of others.
September 4, 1931 – June 2, 1987
My grandmother, Molly Merritt, helped build the six room house that we called home where she raised five of her own children and her three grandsons. She faithfully served her church and was the spiritual leader in our village for seventy-four of her eighty-four years...
Rwandan Gospel Singer and Activist Kizito Mihigo was orphaned in the Rwandan genocide. His initial response was a desire to join the Rwandan Patriotic Army to avenge his family, but after high school, he enrolled at the seminary to become a priest. Through music and...
September 27, 1940 – September 4, 2011
Bill Muse's mother. A housewife, and mother of seven sons, my mother was a devoted wife and a dedicated Christian, raising seven boys and working hard for others all her life.
A Church of God minister, my father pastored churches in rural Mississippi and Louisiana and had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of others. He followed Jesus’ teaching to serve the poor and needy.
March 20, 1992 – October 24, 2013
They took a group of us high schoolers to Allen House- an orphanage- once a month, to play with the children and then to tuck them into bed and say goodnight. What a joy that was. How important that was. And I remained in the church.
1825 – 1871
1840 – February 23, 1911
November 14, 1926 – June 5, 2009
Todd Brian Portune was a member of the Cincinnati City Council and a Hamilton County Commissioner. He was regarded as left of center on social issues, and a fiscal conservative. He became one of the longest-serving Democrats in the Cincinnati region's history of...
Jim Radford was an English folk singer-songwriter, peace campaigner and community activist. He was also the youngest known participant in the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Radford was born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England in October 1928. He...
January 1, 1927 – March 11, 1965
May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012
Mother of Betty Porter
Pioneering Transgender Activist and Journalist Monica Roberts was a founding member of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition and the author of the TransGriot blog. She created the blog, in part, to “chronicle the history of Black transpeople”. Through...
March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003
December 10, 1913 – September 28, 2013
Mrs. Edith Roth was my "counter mother". She was my 4th and 8th grade teacher, a mother to a good friend of mine in school, Marilyn Roth. Marilyn and I double dated as teenagers. We hung out at Mrs. Roth's home on many occasions during my high school years with our...
1954 – 2015