Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

View of the back wall of my new parish church in Hedgesville, West Virginia
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  1. It's beautiful!!! I have driven past and admired the outside in my travels (a few months back) - and wondered about the inside :). I'll have to make a point to stop next time I am in the panhandle :).

  2. This new church has a beautiful history. Our builder's wife is very ill with cancer. Doctors said she had only a few months to live over 3 years ago.

    In thanksgiving for her healing, her husband a simple contractor-- told God he'd work on the roof for free. He walked into our church's building committee meeting only to discover they had fired their contractor that day. They asked if he'd take the job. He kept saying "no" because he'd never had a job this big.

    Finally, he said yes. He worked on this building project with all of his sons. The building went super smoothly. The building went super fast, below budget. All kinds of amazing art- from other churches showed up basically for free.

    We now have a gem of a new church that is perfect for praying the rosary. Last week, the builders granddaughter was the first to be baptized in the new church and her sick grandma was there beaming with joy!