Beautiful Churches

I’ve been writing a lot about the beautiful churches we saw in California, with some pictures in my Small Success Thursday and Quick Takes Friday posts, but I wanted to share one particular church today: Saint Joseph’s Basilica Cathedral in San Jose.

My daughters and I had gone to The Tech, and after we had seen everything there we wanted to see, I asked them to walk a couple of blocks to see the Cathedral.

It did not disappoint.

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With the exception of the altar being moved to the middle of the church (the old high altar was behind the reredos in the Adoration Chapel), the church was a stunning example of Romanesque architecture.

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Below is a slideshow of the old high altar:

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You can see more of my photographs on my Flickr page, here. In future posts, I will be highlighting more of the churches and mission we saw.