Recently renovated, St. Mary's Church,
is part of the famous "Painted Churches of Texas"
It is located in the community of Praha,
the Czech spelling of Prague.
Established in 1865, the parish had a small beginning,
that eventually grew to 200 families.
The current stone edifice was started in 1892.
This is the view when you first enter.
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Immediately your eyes are drawn to the beautiful hand-painted ceilings,
by Swiss born fresco artist, Gottfried Flurry.
The organ pipes are visible from the choir loft.
It renews my faith,
each and every time I enter one of our Painted Churches.
During the day, you will always find
an open door.....
to view other churches, synagogues,
cemeteries, and other religious buildings
from around the world.
Also, if you would like to view some of my postings
(including a previous post about St Mary's)
on the Painted Churches,