Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cathedral of the Plains

St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas
 
 
 On our way to Colorado, we drove across the beautiful State of Kansas.


Handsome Husband could see these spectacular steeples many miles before we reached Victoria.  (I was asleep.)


I'm so glad he decided to stop so we could take a closer look.
 

 
This cathedral was erected in the early 1900's.  One of the plaques we read said that each parishioner was responsible for hauling one load of stone.

 
At the time of its dedication, it was the largest church west of the Mississippi.  If you are curious, I found this link:  The Cathedral of the Plains.

 
If you live nearby this lovely church or know anything about its history, I would love to hear more about it!  Isn't it beautiful?
 
;-)  -Marci

10 comments:

  1. I love love love old cathedrals and churches. Such pretty architecture.

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  2. Hi Marci, I love architecture and this cathedral is wonderful!! Found you on Chain Linky Climb Party. Would like to invite you to stop by and participate in our Weekends Are Fun Party as well over at http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/index.php/weekends-fun-blog-hop-4/

    Have a great weekend
    Karren

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  3. Thank you for writing, "we drove across the beautiful State of Kansas." As Kansas residents, we love the beauty of Kansas.

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    1. Everywhere we stopped in Kansas, we met the sweetest, lovely people! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  4. I really love the sculptures. They just kind of catch your eye.

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  5. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

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  6. What a treat to see my childhood "stomping grounds". I grew up not far from there, but like so many times as a a local I did not appreciate the architecture of the church or its history. Hope you got to take the tour inside. If so, you probably know more about it than I do!

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  7. Wow, that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Very nice.

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  8. I love architect and this cathedral is beautiful!!!
    Thanks for stopping by Weekends Are Fun, I have pinned one of your photos with link to our Party Board.

    Have a great weekend
    Karren

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