Monday, September 5, 2011
Get Thee to the Church: St. Luke's, Ocean City, Maryland
Looks can be deceiving. St. Luke's might be the most nondescript-looking Catholic church I've ever seen (well, except maybe St. Mary's in Blacksburg, before they moved into their newly-built one which is beautiful inside and out. I hope to get in there for some photos on a future visit.) I wasn't sure what I would find when I went through the doors--would it be as sterile and colorless as St. Mary's used to be?
Since St. Luke's was only a five-minute walk from our condo, I decided to stroll over for their 9 am weekday Mass on Saturday morning. (My family was happy about that, because they didn't have to put up with me wandering around snapping photos before and after Mass on Sunday.) I loved the sunburst window right behind the altar.
There was no lack of statues here. (The one of Mary was beautiful but I forgot to take her picture. DOH!)
Does anyone know which saint this is? I'm clueless.
There were a number of statues placed in front of windows.
I always snap a photo of my favorite Station of the Cross: Station IV, Jesus Meets His Mother. It's become a habit.
Outside by the flagpole is a memorial to fallen soldiers. Each statue represents one branch of the armed services.
For more about St. Luke's, click here!
I posted a few photos and thoughts from our visit to Ocean City on Friday; click here to see those.
Tomorrow Larry starts high school and it's the first day of preschool. You might not hear from me for a while; although I hope to update my Cooking Nick's Books blog this week. Last night we returned from a whirlwind weekend in Baltimore for the first ever Indy Car street race there; I might be sharing some of those memories here soon. Happy Labor Day!