This past week we were in Topeka and when it came time to come home on I-70 we decided not to do that. We instead went into Northeast Kansas and spent some time in Lawrence and Atchison, before heading west on highway 73 and then up to highway 36.
We visited the Abbey, the Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church in Atchison. That Episcopal Church was built in 1868 and is still in use and met Father John.
As we headed west on highway 36 our destination was St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict, Kansas. (here is a link to the church) We had heard of this church before and read about it online. It did not disappoint and the pictures online really don’t do it justice, you must see it in person to really appreciate the artwork and the paintings.
When we go to church, the idea is to worship God and catch a glimpse of heaven here on earth. The church in St. Benedict does that. You are surrounded by the saints of the past in unbelievable beauty.
When we left St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict we decided to stop at some other big Catholic Churches in the towns as we headed west. We stopped in Hanover and Leoville. At each church we lit a candle and prayed for our children, friends that are having medical issues and high school football players across the state of Kansas, that there would be no major injuries from the football games in which they played.
Our trip home on Friday was a long one. We missed the local high school football game because of it. But we were thinking about the games and listened on the radio and that also was a nice experience.
This weeks rankings can be found here.