The first building of St John the Baptist Catholic Church and school, opened in 1890. In 1906, it was destroyed from the far-reaching effects of a hurricane, in the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after the church was re-built, it was destroyed by fire.
There must have been a vast amount of determination and faith in this community. The church building, in the photo, was built after the fire.
Not a cloud in the sky, with the warm sun shining down on this historical church.
In 2012, I photographed the beautiful hand-painted interiors. Please click HERE to re-visit that post. You won't be disappointed in the stenciled "pink" ceiling.
Spring has definitely arrived on the prairie, with the native redbuds in full bloom.
Happy Palm Sunday.
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