Sunday, March 16, 2014

Abbeville, Louisiana: Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana


The interior of Abbeville's Saint Mary Magdalen Church is a visual feast.

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana



Lush jewel tones. Pascal pastels. Gold leaf. Zodiacal-blues. Alabaster-like carvings.

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana


The leaded-glass and stained windows tell some stories I'm not familiar with.

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana


 I sure like that parquet floor in the window above.

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana

 
The relative grandeur of the church in this small town bespeaks a lot of money invested in it by the community.

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana


The pews are somber, quiet, amidst the surrounding color.  


St. Mary Magdalen Church, Abbeville, Louisiana





3 comments:

  1. That looks like St.John Vianney in the fourth photo down. He's better known as the Cure of Ars, a simple and very holy country priest, the patron saint of parish priests. Nice blog you have. An good eye!

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  2. Thank you for the ID and the compliments! As you know, I've been following your work for some time, with appreciation of your visual and verbal wit.

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  3. Aw shucks! Wish I wasn't such a lazy and sometime blogger.

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