Whether you did or not, we’d like to give you a tour of some of the many churches we have seen in almost seven years on the road. We are Catholic, so most of the churches you will see are Catholic, but we’ve included a wider range (ecumenical, you know!). Some of these places are tiny, some are magnificent, some are very old, some are quite new, but they are all houses of worship, all worthy of respect.
This is one of our favorites: the Chapel of the Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. The view through the window behind the altar is spectacular.
Mission Santa Barbara is called the Queen of the California Missions. We visited it at Christmas time.
Just outside the tiny town of Paxico, Kansas (population 211 on a good day), surrounded by corn fields, sits the Cathedral of the Flint Hills. It was built for a much larger population, but the railroad decided to go another direction and the town nearly died. Today it is a major antique center.
Elliott Prairie Community Church near Woodburn, Oregon.
Santo Nino Church near Alma, New Mexico.
One of the most spectacular places we've seen is the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament outside of Cullman, Alabama. The Poor Clare Nuns maintain a 24-hour a day vigil of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. We have a story to tell, if you are interested!
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