When the local Methodist community bought the Monastery of the Holy Name from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2001, it promised (1) to stay within its footprint, e.g., not buy adjoining properties to add more parking, and (2) respect the architectural integrity of the campus and its buildings. Those promises presumably factored into its relatively cheap purchase price: $1.2M for a property on the main drive of my Hyde Park neighborhood. A dozen years later, as they reap an $800K windfall by putting it up for sale again at just under $2M, we learn that those promises evidently don’t extend to the statuary. Jesus has been wearing a red t-shirt for at least the past two weeks.

T-Shirt Jesus

And the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the property will most likely be sold to developers.

So much for integrity.

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