Steeple Chase

Lenten retreat

I think I mentioned this steeple chase last week… during the quick takes? Maybe.

Anyway, here are some shaky, unedited photos from some of the churches we went to. I hope I have them labeled correctly. It was kind of a whirlwind event.

St. Josephat. Oh look. My finger. Oops.

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The beauty and the scale and the height… so much to take in. It was amazing. There were FOUR side altars! Four!!

And check out those stations of the Cross… in Latin!

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Here’s another photo of the ceiling. See what I was trying to say before.

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The detail and passion of the craftsmen are obvious in the work. Beautiful.

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And a simple cross outside the main church. Still beautiful.

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Oh, and this is a blessing from John Paul I. Yes, one. Awesome.

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From the School Sisters of St. Francis’ St. Joseph Chapel:

Again with the wonderful open space.

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Our priestly tour guide said he used to pray while watching this statue when he was in the seminary.

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The Adoration altar.

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The most important part, the center…

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From the relics chapel:

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Hundreds of relics… labeled in Latin. So beautiful.

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Then we went to the Cathedral… and I took two dark photos. Sorry.

Then we went to the St. Joan of Arc chapel at Marquette. Beautiful and quiet and peaceful. And I didn’t take any pictures because we had the most wonderful Mass I’ve been to in a long time.

If you get the chance to do one of these… do it. Just do it. Or go around to the churches in one of your bigger cities. So wonderful.

God bless.

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