Saturday, July 23, 2011

Get Thee To the Church: Our Lady of the Valley, Luray, Virginia

At first glance it looks like a little country Baptist church, except for the statue of Our Lady out front, and the sign that clearly says, "Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church."

I love this little shrine out front in honor of Mary and of the unborn.

It's no bigger than a chapel; I'm guessing it seats about one hundred people at the most.

It's where we go for Mass on the weekends we spend in Shenandoah National park. Lovely church, lovely people, wonderful pastor. I'm sure they didn't mind that we were sweaty from hiking and hadn't taken showers that day.

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