6/29/14

church at Jerusalem

Jerusalem (named for JerusalemIsrael) was once an important fishing village on the Whanganui River in New Zealand where a Roman Catholic mission was first established in 1854.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem,_New_Zealand


The village of Jerusalem (Hiruharama) which was once part of a larger village called Patiarero, has been home to two famous figures from New Zealand history, Mother Mary Aubert,  (better known as Mother Mary Joseph) whose Catholic mission remains today, and highly recognised New Zealand poet James K Baxter, who established a retreat and commune in Jerusalem in the late 1960s.    http://www.whanganuiriver.co.nz/river-map



8 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

This is such a divine photo ~ so mystical ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

the spire really sticks out ... what a beauty. i love it. ( :

enjoy the history of it too. thanks, for sharing.

Linda W. said...

What a pretty little church!

May said...

This image leaves me with two strong and opposing urges. First, to be able to pull back and see more of the stunning natural scenery there. Second, to get myself inside that church to see what it looks like.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a pretty little church, and this photograph is really beautiful.

Roan said...

It's a beautiful church and in a fantastic location!

Small City Scenes said...

Quite a little beauty. I wonder if the tall spire will get us closer to God? MB

Abby / Linda said...

Wonderful! Looks like a peaceful place!