St. Joseph’s Church in Newark, New Jersey has its own set of artificial catacombs, filled with wax images of Early Christian martyrs.
Fr. Mateo Amoros, the assistant pastor back in the 1930′s, apparently decided that what was missing from his church’s basement was underground tunnels, like in the old country. So he made some. Very cool. He was transferred out of the parish in 1945, no doubt to do great things elsewhere as a pastor.
Newark, New Jersey is a bit easier of access than Butte, Montana, so I’m surprised I’ve never seen anything blogged about this.
Via Roadside America, which is showcasing the Catacombs this week.