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into wonder

I don’t suppose I will ever tire of visiting these churches, where mysteries are concealed and revealed by the changing light and shadow.

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Dubina, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

please do not

You know, don’t you, that I really did want to ring the bells? But the way the shadow looked like a hangman’s noose made me rethink my plan…

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
High Hill, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

she is standing right in front of me

Hello and welcome to another Random Song Lyric Day here at the blog.

Today’s lyric  (that I heard in my head when I made the photo) is from Let It Be:

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

Ascending to the mystery

It was late afternoon when we arrived here, and the low sun was leaning through the windows, deepening the shadows. And the mystery.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Praha, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

Grandness

If you’ve heard of Shiner, Texas, you’ve probably heard of it because of beer*.

But there’s also quite a dramatic church. As I made my photos, I could hear murmured conversation from…somewhere. Maybe it was the priest and a parishioner or two. Or maybe it was the brother saints for whom the church is named. Or maybe the priest and the brother saints were discussing things that needed discussing. I’ll never know.

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Shiner, Texas
photographed 11.24.2019

*In college, Shiner was the cheapest beer available. Since then, it’s reinvented itself, which is great, so now there are better reasons than “it’s really cheap” to purchase it. However, I am not sure I can get on board with their current offering of Shiner S’more Chocolate and Marshmallow Ale

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