The Chapel of the Holy Cross was a gift from Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a sculptress, philanthropist, and devout Catholic, who believed the arts should be in service of spirit and considered the Chapel of the Holy Cross to be her greatest artistic achievement and the fulfillment of her life's mission. Her early sketches of the design impressed Lloyd Wright - son of the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but were not approved by the archbishop of Los Angeles, her home at the time. A nunnery in Budapest became excited about the design and planned to place the church above the Danube River, but World War II aborted those plans. Staude then decided to resurrect her idea for the chapel in Sedona, a place she had come to love, in 1955. "Our monument would become a chapel dedicated to finding God through art," she said. In its early years the Catholic Church, to whom Staude bequeathed the chapel, sometimes held services on the site. But the small size of the space eventually became inadequate to meet the needs of Sedona's Catholic community. So services were held elsewhere and the chapel now remains a shrine for people of all faiths. "Come to me, come to me, come when you are weary. Come to me, come to me and I will give you rest." -Gathering Song.
We all been at a low point in our life, and there comes a time where it is impossible to see a light shining to lead us to the right path, I saw mine at a desperate time about two years ago, when I picked up my bible and started reading it. I didn’t always believe that god really existed, my family and relatives are religious even my friend is religious as well. I would always see them smile, forgive others and be kind to people who harmed them, and I always asked myself how they do it. One day two years ago, I was truly depressed and hungry for comfort, I picked up a bible and starting reading it, and soon I discovered that no human being can give you enough love or comfort as the word of god does. When I started reading the bible I understood the people around me, I am happy knowing that there is a god who truly loves us and is leading me to the right path in my life. I never assuredly understood the world around me and how it all works, until I picked up the bible and after reading and knowing god’s message I felt happiness, I felt safe, and I felt comfort. May god bless you all! #miracle#catholicchurch#cross#jesusislord#jesuslovesyou#heaven#helpmelord#lord#jesuscares#bible#godsplan#godhears#godblessyou#loveeveryone#unity#praise#prayer#rosary#peace#guidance
you find out who your friends are
somebody's gonna drop everything
run out and crank up their car
hit the gas get there fast, never stop to think 'what's in it for me?' or 'it's way too far.' they just show on up with their big old heart..you find out who your friends are. 💜💜
Jesus was beaten and hung to die slowly on a cross. As his health faded, ME, Sarah Mac, went through his mind. He, the all powerful God, could have used his power to deliver himself from the pain but he chose to endure it for me and for you! The power of the cross should not be taken lightly.
The colors are blood red and dried blood. Such symbolism to Christ covering me with his blood and continuously covering me with his blood because of how unbelievably imperfect I am!
Photo Creds: @philip_hummel
Thanks to those who pitched in for my powerful birthday present! @jennahazelbaker @thatsbull25 @chrislindsay8 @thecorrellgram @kam2129 @austin16jewell @sarah_mukherjee @settingkt
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