Sunday, March 16, 2014

Church In The Snow

After our big dump of snow on Wednesday, Thursday turned out to be sunny but very cold although I did manage to get out for a bit. This is St Cecilia's Catholic Church on Annette St which was built in 1911 and has just undergone a huge restoration with scaffolding up around the steeple for months on end. The Gothic Revival beauty was built in the Junction neighbourhood to serve a largely Irish congregation but over the years that has changed and it now serves a very large Vietnamese congregation as well as a cross section of Toronto's multi-cultural community.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here to see more religious buildings.

21 comments:

Lowell said...

It's an attractive building. What's interesting to me is that many of the churches of my youth looked just like this, whether Roman, Presbyterian, Methodist, or Lutheran.

Your photo captures the cold - one can see the snow is not melting at the moment and the cars windows are either frosted over or just dirty. :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love how the snow really makes it stand out so much. what a beauty. love the spire. i wonder what it looks like with green grass?

hope you are well. enjoy your week!! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty steeple.

Taken For Granted said...

Traditional church building with a wonderful blue sky. Spring will, eventually. Church congregations are changing all over the nation. Thanks for your visit and comment, much appreciated.

Sharon Anck said...

It looks very much like a church from my home town of Quincy Illinois.

VP said...

A lovely church!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great photo!

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice church.

Marie said...

Such a lovely, familiar-looking church and I especially love the way it looks in the snow.

Linda said...

All very multi-cultural - such a good thing in a city.

cieldequimper said...

Love everything about this photo: the city scene, the church, the snow, the blue sky! It's so warm here!

LĂșcia said...

The blue sky makes the church more beautiful.
I don't think we still have time for a hard winter, it was so hot today, around 20ÂșC, can you believe it? ;-)

Lois said...

It is a beautiful old church, especially in the snow.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

so similar to home [Cdn prairies]
especially as I sit watching a blizzard whip in past my windows!

LONDONLULU said...

It looks gorgeous in the snow! And with those blue, blue skies:)

Randy said...

It's beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

Just right for St. Paddy's Day with its Irish heritage!
The general design of the church is reminiscent of the church «Louis» posted - which makes sense as they were both built in the same era.

llandudnopictures said...

The snow and blue sky go perfectly with a beautiful building!

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice looking church that.

William Kendall said...

Wow! It stands out beautifully!

Jack said...

Just look how blue that sky it! Spring can't be far behind now, RedPat.

Maybe our paths crossed on Sanibel 20 years ago. I have visited there for more than 30 years. (And tomorrow I show a medley of Sanibel pix unless I re-order things.)