Wednesday, August 26

Wordless Wednesday: Cathedrals on the Prairie

Hard to believe these are in the middle of nowhere...

St. Mary's Catholic Church ~ St. Benedict, Kansas
St. Benedict is near Seneca in Nemaha County.

In Rooks County, approximately 200 miles southwest of St. Benedict:

St. Joseph's Church ~ Damar, KS

And the inside of St. Joseph's:

Be sure to visit the websites of both churches to
learn how such splendor arose from the prairie.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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Italo said...

Enchanting church!!!!!!!

Joanne MV said...

Awesome churches :)

Would love to visit some of them if not all someday ;)

Happy WW!

Cal said...

Yes it is amazing they are in the middle of nowhere - just shows - beauty can appear from nothing and anywhere.

Nora Johnson said...

It always surprises me how you can come across churches in the middle of nowhere superficially far from habitation of any kind! I've seen them in Romania, Hungary & the former Yugoslavia etc - not to mention the UK!

Have a great Wednesday!

PS thanks for stopping by- commented back to you at end of previous post!x

JamaGenie said...

I was surprised as you! These are every bit as gorgeous as some I saw in the UK!

Dustjacket Attic said...

They just look amazing!

Anonymous said...

These are really beautiful sites. I can imagine them staying sacred with nobody living nearby. How incredibly peaceful they must be to visit.

CJ xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi JamaGenie!

I saw you in the theatre with Audrey's black dress, but you know her, she is so gentle I am sure she wouldn't mind! Thanks for coming and visiting with me! Please come back on Saturday or later for act 3! Your photos are so beautiful. I love archetecture (spelling!) especially churches! I visited many in France and never, ever tired of seeing them. Have a great week! Anita

Anonymous said...

I grew up within an hour's drive of Damar and occasionally stopped to admire the oddity of these prairie churches competing with the grain elevators for the horizon. But I had never gone in. Thanks for the views.

Illuminated Ancestries said...

Wow, these are some of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. I went to the sites and read their histories too. It was fascinating to read that the parishioners helped with some of the construction on the churches; not to mention all the donations of time, items and money. Thanks for a great post!

Becky Jamison said...

Another equaly beautiful church in Kansas is St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. It's known as the "Cathedral of the Plains" and can be found at this web site:

I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for taking time to share these with us.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, these are amazing. Thank you darling for hunting and posting these gorgeous sites for us, otherwise, we would have never known. You are the best.

Have a wonderful week darling

Love & Hugs
Duchess xoxoxo