Moving away from the shore and back to my home town for a series – if 4 is a series – of images of the church I grew up in. This is the old St. Raphael’s Church in East Meadow, NY. The parish has built a beautiful, modern sanctuary and this is all that remains of the St. Raphael’s of my childhood. The structure is in the shape of an “L”, with the altar right at the lower left corner where the horizontal and vertical lines of an “L” meet. This is taken from the alter looking at the longest part of the sanctuary.
On my recent trip to St. Lucia I was fortunate to see this beautiful church in the town of Laborie. While waiting for our student team to arrive for a school visit, I went over and took some photos of the Parish of St. Lucia. I was in a rush, so they did not turn out as I had hoped, but I felt this one captured the simple beauty of this old church.