Monday, October 21, 2013

Historical Church Tour...St Joseph's Shrine

I picked up a couple of flyers for driving tours and we set out on Sunday to see what we could find.
One was a fall colors driving tour and the other was a historical church driving tour . Truthfully we
strayed from the fall colors tour because it was a bust and we found much more color on our own.

This was the neatest church on the historical church tour. We have passed by this place many
 times over the years when we would drive north to visit our daughter, but we had never stopped.

  All I can say is would never know all this beauty existed beyond the road!

I will let the photos speak for themselves...{at least most of the time}

Pretty breathtaking so far... 

I fell in love with this door

Yours truly on one of the paths

We were just in awe walking through this courtyard. You would never know all this {and MORE} is here
 because you walk down a sidewalk at the back of the church and then descent a very long and steep
staircase to the lakeside below where all these statues and stone work are located. AMAZING! {and I
didn't include all the photos}

I hope you enjoyed your brief tour today.


julie - eab designs said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful place! A hidden treasure!

Betty W said...

What a beautiful place. I would love to visit it one day.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I would love to visit it...just beautiful.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful place! I love the stonework on the church and the wooden door! Such pretty flowers too.

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

Beautiful♥ pictures♥..;)
Loevely♥ Hugs♥ Gaby..♥

Donna said...

What an amazing treasure! I thought the stairs were especially cool!

Sue said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog on Sunday morning. The pictures you take are simply stunning. Do you have one of those fancy-pants cameras with all the bells and whistles?