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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Most Beautiful Church

This was the fourth church I visited while I was in St. Louis, the College Parish of St. Francis Xavier on the campus of St. Louis Universtiy. The only caveat is that the tabernacle is very hard to find and the altar is not very impressive. It is small. Nonetheless, the interior is amazing. This chapel, as they call it, is bigger than some of the parishes in my diocese. 

Here is the picture:



We went to go see the inside and were lucky enough to walk in right before a wedding began. The statuary is beautiful.



San Antonio also has several missions that still operate as churches. This is Mission Concepcion. Inasmuch as it might look a little plain, it is simple and beautiful, a lot more than I can say for the modern church in Rome:



I haven't been there, but, I have been to Mission San Jose. This is what it looks like on the inside:



Many folks forget that the Alamo was a Catholic mission. In fact, its original name was San Antonio de Valero. If you go inside, you can definitely see that the layout is very much that of a church.


St. Mary of the Assumption Church, New Orleans:






San Agustin Church, Manila, Philippines






St. Mary's Church, Rynek Glowny, Krakow, Poland







St. Joseph Oratory, Mount Royal, Canada





Saint Matthew Roman Catholic Church


Transfiguration Chapel in Caleruega Tagaytay City Philippines



Westminister Cathedral (Catholic), England




Sainte Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada






Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil







Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń, Poland