Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church was unlocked that afternoon I stopped by. Maybe it’s always open…I don’t have enough information to draw a conclusion.
But anyway, I went inside to have a look around. One of the best sights was this thin crucifix, hanging high on the wall and offset by a waxy candleholder. Add in white wooden walls and some vague shadows, and it was obvious that I needed a photograph.
Twin Sisters, Texas
This was a nice find during my Big Day o’ Wandering.
This church was established in 1874 to serve the residents of Peyton Colony, a freedmen’s community named after Peyton Roberts, a former slave and one of the first freedmen to settle in the area. Please check out this video to learn more about Freedmen’s Communities in Texas; it is interesting and surely was not taught in Texas history when I was growing up.
Peyton Colony, Texas