8/21/16

St Joseph's Convent, Jerusalem, NZ

Along the Whanganui River is a little town called Jerusalem where St. Joseph's Convent is situated. It was built in 1892 and has an interesting history. Click here if you are interested. 


I am neither Maori nor Catholic, so I will just leave you to see the photos. It's so refreshing to have such buildings as the church open to visitors any time.





St Joseph’s Convent in Jerusalem/Hiruharama


This is a prayer garden.


13 comments:

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Very beautiful Church in the valley and nice interior too.

Andy said...

On the outside the church looks very much like a lot of the churches here in Canada. It's on the inside that things begin to look different. The red and yellow colours make the the building stand out.

Sarah Christie said...

wow what a pretty church, it reminds me of the one of off little house on he Prarie, I used to love that show, wouldst it be lovely if life was that simple nowadays x

Tom said...

What a beautiful church, I like everything about it. The first photo is spectacular. Thanks for sharing this.

Rhonda Albom said...

First, I had no idea there was a Jerusalem NZ. Secondly, the Maori patterns in that church are really cool.

Linda W. said...

What a pretty little church!

Bob Bushell said...

I love your photos, the difference between the Maori and christian is quite special, thanks for everything.

Meriseimorion Mosaike said...

Beautiful pictures!!!!
Very interesting, the colors, the equipment, everything is completely different from the churches in Europe.
Thanks for looking inside the church.
Greetings from Germany
Kerstin

Bill Nicholls said...

Love this church I like the color outside with the red tin roof but the inside most, it's beautiful.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The altar sculpture is amazing - and a bit scary!
Lovely shots of the interesting interior.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This is gorgeous!! I wish I had seen it when we were there.

And I wish our churches were open during the day.

"E.", Beth Edwards , said...

just lovely, i will call it the altar table.... that is just amazing, what a lovely piece of art. breathtaking! ( ;

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You obviously do not have much vandalism. Here the lead gets stolen off the roof and thieves walk away with silver or pewter objects from inside.
Your church pictures are beautifully clear.