St. Joseph Church, built in 1868 at 623 E. Commerce St., is nestled among hotels, stores and office buildings in downtown San Antonio.
We had been walking and walking, all along the river walk, and over to the Cathedral, and passed the church on our way back to the parking garage.
Did we want to go in? Of course!
I find some of the most interesting treasures, by taking the time to explore historic buildings. They might look unassuming on the outside…but when you step in, it’s like leaving the world behind and stepping back in time.
In this case, I felt like I was stepping back to December, when I was in Germany and Austria!
Captions were written in German as well as in English!
But that was the late 1800s when Masses were said in German and the city's modern suburbs were nameless countryside. Today, at weekday Masses the church enjoys waves of downtown workers and out-of-town visitors who hail the historic structure as a treasured, sacred icon.
Beautiful stained glass --
Our Lady of Guadalupe
My quilters eye took over..check out the flying-geese like details inside the arch!
Other side of the arch --
And the ceiling…star shaped!
Organ loft --
I’m glad we stopped to take a look inside St Joseph’s Parish!
Steeple dwarfed by hotels and parking garages –don’t let them pass you by!
I’ve now gone through ALL the photos I took while in San Antonio, and it’s been fun reliving each stop along the way.
We’ve arrived back home from the cabin. The Hubster changed his clothes, reloaded his suitcase and is off to Wilmington on business this week – which leaves me free to quilt late into the night and sleep in in the mornings if I want to! Whooopie!
There is a certain Split 9-Patch quilt that has been hanging over the rail of my longarm with backing already pieced – just waiting for a time to get it pinned in.
That’s on the agenda for tonight, after my dinner date with dear son Jeff ---we’ve got some catching up to do!
Have a great Sunday evening, everyone ---