Monthly Archives: December 2017

Catholic Life

I like to see what sorts of things are at the back of churches, which goes along with how I like to look around the backs of things: the mundane parts of things are attractive.

In this case, I hit a double jackpot – a hand-lettered cardboard box and someone’s left-behind sparkly sunglasses!

Church of the Visitation
Westphalia, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

Trinity

These spires are the reason we were there, since they’re visible from the highway well before you get to town. And we’re not the kind of people to not check out spires!

Church of the Visitation
Westphalia, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

A spiral of light

This. This made the entire stop worthwhile.

(Upon reflection, it may have made the whole trip worthwhile.)

Church of the Visitation
Westphalia, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

Chandelier + Angel

Look up, when you get inside, and you’ll be rewarded by a lovely painted ceiling, with puffy clouds and an angel. And a chandelier.

Church of the Visitation
Westphalia, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

Guarded Entrance

“Are we close to Lott?” said the Patient Spouse as we were taking a circuitous route home from a trip.  We were, which is how we wound up in Westphalia: it happened to be on the way.

Twin church spires had our attention before we even got to town, and of course we stopped to explore. The church – the largest wooden one in Texas – was a great find and we spent a long time looking around.

Oh, and Lott? It was regionally famous when we were in college as a place to go to get cheap jeans. We did go there, but the jeans store was out of business so there was no need to stop.

Church of the Visitation
Westphalia, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

%d bloggers like this: