Monday, February 21, 2011

Some Photos of Saint Mary's Church, in Alton, Illinois

LAST FRIDAY, I made a brief visit to Saint Mary's (Immaculate Conception) Church, in Alton, Illinois. This church was renovated since my last visit four years ago, and on this day, workmen were busy refinishing the wooden doors.

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, Illinois, USA - sanctuary

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, Illinois, USA - detail of Mary's altar

Mary's altar.

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, Illinois, USA - rose window

Rose window in the choir loft. The window depicts a psaltry, Saint Cecilia, King David the psalmist, angels, and symbols of the Evangelists.

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, Illinois, USA - detail of stained glass window, lion of Saint Mark

A winged-lion, symbol of Saint Mark the Evangelist.

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, Illinois, USA - detail of stained glass window, Saints Joachim and Anne

Saints Joachim and Anne.

Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, in Alton, Illinois, USA - detail of stained glass window, Saint Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom.

1 comment:

  1. wish you could have seen the church in the 80s when Msgr Suddes was pastor - the apse walls were painted with Marian symbols and monogram and one wall had the papal coat of arms and the other the local ordinary's coar of arms. The altar rail was intact and used at every Mass!!

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