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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The warmth just radiates from your lovely picture.ReplyDelete
Thank you...I believe it was in the high 70's and not a cloud in the sky. A wonderful Spring Day!!Delete
A beautiful church on a beautiful day. Tom The Backroads TravellerReplyDelete
Thanks, Tom.....Your posts are always an enjoyment to read with such lovely photos.Delete
gorgeous!! i love it. so spring & cheerful bright. have a great weekend!! ( :ReplyDelete
Beautiful church, I admire the determination of the folks who kept rebuilding it.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous church in the country..and I love the redbud tree. When my redbud blooms, it is my favorite time of the year. I have 2 and they were both volunteers. The smaller one had a hard time blooming and leafing out last year, I hope it came through this winter okay.ReplyDelete
It's so beautiful! Fabulous photos!ReplyDelete
Lovely post and link. I love red buds.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful church!ReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous church!ReplyDelete
I love that blue blue sky. I am so ready for warm weather.ReplyDelete
It is a lovely church and I enjoyed the special treat of seeing the interior on your previous blog post.ReplyDelete