When my FIL and stepMIL were visiting over 4th of July, we all took a trip to the St. Benedict Monastery over in nearby Ferdinand. We, personally, aren't catholic, but Lillian is Polish Catholic so we thought this trip might be interesting for her. Plus, having lived in the area for the last 9-10 years, we've never even visited the place! We made sure to get there for one of the guided tours of the church. Then we were able to tour the grounds on our own. Lots of photo ops! The grounds were beautiful. The church was breathtaking. Here are just a few pics I took. The sanctuary is filled with angels...angel faces in the arches, angels in the stained glass, angel statues surrounding the dome. The top of the dome is gorgeous. All the work is amazing. So much detail. Can you imagine getting married there?! Evidently, only relatives of the nuns can get married there.
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