After the "Mayowood" bridge visit (see my last post)
My son, husband and I ventured over to St. Mary's hospital.
St. Marys is where I was born,
it's one of the two hospitals affiliated with the Mayo Clinic
It's also one on the largest hospitals in the world under one roof.
all that being said...
This isn't about the Hospital but what lies within, that we chose to check it out.
It's the the Chapel....a building within a building.
The Chapel serves patients and their families as well as those
who wish to attend from the community.
When you walk in it feels like your walking into a huge cathedral
My son and husband had never been to the chapel and I knew they both would have an appreciation for the "old look".... how churches used to look with the wooden pews, stained glass windows etc.
and then there's the confessional...
We are not Catholic so this is unfamiliar territory for our family.
My son was curious and decided to take a seat
The bible was open to this page in Jeremiah
My son took my camera off "auto" and snapped the photo.
Two beautiful brass doors separate the front of the church from
all the seating in the back
Outside the chapel
On the left is a small part of St. Mary's hospital, in the foreground is a beautiful courtyard
St. Mary's is a catholic hospital so Mass is offered several times during the week, but they also offer
an Interdenominational service on Sunday mornings at 10:45am.
I plan on attending soon.