|A Virgin of Guadalupe window sticker next door to the|
historic Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Collins, Colorado
Laurie Beth Zuckerman had often wondered what she might find in Fort Collins' two landmark Catholic churches. Assuming they could be nothing like the colonial churches she likes to photograph in Latin America, these two turn-of-the-century churches actually hold some surprising riches.
Today I am sharing scenes from the Saint Joseph Catholic Church, constructed in 1900 from sandstone blocks quarried in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. I entered the church on a day when not a soul was in the main chapel or praying at the altar. I photographed it all, but prefer the simplicity of this side prayer chapel to the more modern main altar. I was impressed by the 19 gothic stain-glassed windows throughout the vaulted church, depicting the Divine Mysteries.
|Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Collins was constructed in 1900|
|19 gothic stained-glass windows are the most distinctive aspect |
of the interior of the historic Saint Joseph Catholic Church
|Saint Joseph Catholic Church lovely side chapel|
|Virgin Mary plaster statue in the Saint Joseph Catholic Church chapel|
Learn more about Rebecca's Loving Lupita journey to San Miguel de Allende. I will be joining Rebecca and teaching a Memory Nicho Altar workshop during her December 10-19 tour of this historic colonial region of Mexico. Come away with us!