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I’m a bit out of sync with my posts this week since I was hanging with the family, and chasing Horsetail Fall light this past week-end. I didn’t find any doors to photograph this past week so I’m diving into my archives for Norm’s Thursday Doors this week.
This little church parish of Immaculate Conception is out in the countryside where I go birding quite often. It stands at the end of a small community called Tres Pinos in the township of Hollister, CA.
The Church building was built in 1892 by Father Bernard Smythe across the street from its current location. The land to build the church was purchased for $75.oo.
The Parish was moved to its present location when Hwy 25 was constructed.
The doors are humble…
the land, garden and sculptures around them are beautiful.
Winged Victory was constructed in 1945 as a memorial to World War II.
Sculpture “Father, if it is possible let this cup pass away from me. Not as I will, but as you will” ~Jesus Christ: Matthew 26:39
St Benedict- Protect our community…
The centerpiece of the 14 Stations of the Cross is Michael Angelo’s Pieta. It was sculpted in Carrera, Italy by Enrico Toricelli and donated by Fr. Stuhlmann and his brother in memory of their mother. The base of the sculpture was built by Edward Matthews.
“The grottoes were designed and built by Edward Matthews in memory of his son, Martin Matthews. The largest grotto is the site of the Nativity, complete with wooden figures and decorated with light.” Immaculateattrespinos.org
The Grotto Nativity
Grotto-Three Wise Men
Grotto-The Shepard’s and animals in the manger
I didn’t get to go inside to photograph the chapel, but I hope to one day.
This is part of Norm 2.0 Thursday Doors. To see all the doors posted this week click here click on the little blue sync up button at the bottom of his page where you’ll be directed to links to all those participating.
For more information about the Parish click here.
More to come…