Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Post for 2011

I thought I would begin 2011 with a few interior shots of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, located in Washington D.C. The Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, was designated a National SIte in 1991 and has been a place of worship and pilgrimage since the church's dedication in 1899. To fund the construction, Frier Godfrey sold paper bricks, called 'building bricks'. They were 2.5x.5 inches and contained a medal of St. Anthony of Padua. They sold for 10 cents each. When the church was completed in 1899, it was nearly free of debt.

This is the center of the main chaple:

This is looking out from the main center:

This is looking out from the other direction from the center:

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