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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Saint Patrick's Church in Peru, New York

Barb and Terry are taking Eric and I to some of their favorite spots in the North Country.  We start our day at a small country church overlooking the Champlain Valley in Peru.

Saint Patrick's Church was
founded in 1839 to serve
the spiritual needs of Irish
immigrants living in this
sparsely populated area.

The ladder to the belfry &
the rope used to ring the
church's bell are in the
St. Patrick's entry.

This Catholic church is
simply decorated.

The altar was made from
local trees. 

The Baptismal Font
is also made from
local trees.

A rosary made with stones
encircles a picture of Mary
at the rear of the church.

 Pictures of Pope John Paul II (Saint John Paul II), Pope Francis
Pope Benedict XVI watch over the worshipers.  

This charming country church continues its mission to serve the community of West Peru as it welcomes visitors from far and wide.

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