Only a short drive from the RV park brought us to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in High Hill. German and Czech immigrants fleeing the Austrian Empire celebrated the religious freedom they found in Texas by building churches with painted interiors designed after European cathedrals.
The ceiling painting was one of the first thing that caught my eye.
The sanctuary is a contrast of light and dark.
The sounding board above the pulpit and the pulpit are distinct in each church.
Next, we visited St. John the Baptist in Ammansville.
There is a totally different feel here.
Look at the detailed painting and stencil work here.
At Dubina we found St. Cyril and St. Methodius, another stunning worship facility.
Notice the ivy leaves outlining the sanctuary.
Again, the detail in the painting is amazing.
Each of the churches had detailed images of the Stations of the Cross. Here are 3 stations in the Dubina church.
St. Mary's Church of the Assumption in Praha was the last inspirational painted church we saw.
Look at the painting of the Last Supper on the high altar.
Angels hover above the altar.