Saturday, January 07, 2006

St. Mary's Church

1100 Charters Street, New Orleans, LA

Built in 1845 on a site that had previously housed an Ursuline convent, St. Mary's originally served as the Chapel of the Archbishops. This church has borne many names throughout its existence: Sainte Marie de l'Archevêque, Holy Trinity, St. Mary's Italian Church, Our Lady of Victory, and finally, St. Mary's, which name was bestowed on it by Archbishop Shulte in 1994.

See a History of St. Mary's.

And now, you know what time it is. It's eye candy time!

A view of the Sanctuary - what a beautiful high altar...

Close-up of the altar - they don't make 'em like this anymore!

View of the choir loft - these older churches had a lot of emphasis on detail, detail, detail - even on the ceiling! And look at the spiral staircase on the right!

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