Report: Statues and stained glass broken at Sacred Heart, Denver’s oldest active church

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the 1920s. (Denver Public Library/Denver News collection/R7100253890)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the 1920s. (Denver Public Library/Denver News collection/R7100253890)

Parishioners on Sunday morning found that someone had broken four stained-glass windows and broke three large statues at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, KDVR reports.

Sacred Heart is the oldest still-active church in Denver, according to the family history of a long-time member. Property records trace its construction to 1890.

At least one of the damaged statues, of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was older than a century, KDVR reports. Parishioners heard reports of a man throwing rocks, but there’s no suspect yet, according to KDVR.

 

The interior of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1889. (Denver Public Library/Denver picturesque and descriptive/X-18869)

The interior of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1889. (Denver Public Library/Denver picturesque and descriptive/X-18869)

 

 

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