Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday

Saint Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Good Friday - Tabernacle is empty, and altar is stripped

The tabernacle is empty,  the altar is bare, and the fonts are drained of holy water. At Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri.


Old Saint Ferdinand's Shrine, in Florissant, Missouri - mission crucifix 2

Jesuit missionary Crucifix, dating from 1888, at the Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine, in Florissant, Missouri, the church where Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne lived. When I was a young child, I think it was this very crucifix which made me first realize that Jesus was executed, and not just humiliated on the cross. Photo taken in 2006.

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