Thursday, June 30, 2016

St Mary of Mt Carmel Fancher

St Mary of Mt Carmel is one of the oldest Polish parishes in the diocese. The sign in front reads "God Save Poland."

Our guide was the lady at right whose father, at age 9, hauled bricks for the present church with a team of horses.

One of the side altars has a secret compartment. 

When you open it, there is the figure of the dead Christ. It was used on Good Friday in the early days but was forgotten about by the 1930s.

The church is quite literally in the cornfields. The farmer considerately left part of the field unplanted so that people would have room to park for this weelend's picnic.