This stop proves that often the most precious times are those that just happen without planning. On the way to Heaven Hill distillery Brenda and I passed a beautiful Catholic church called St Rose Priory. I’m going to share some pictures to show the beauty of this place. We had a wonderful time with Fr. Kevin who shared some of this church’s rich history. Since I had a technical failure (phone recording audio poorly) I’ll try my best to recall the things he described to us. But mostly the pictures will tell the story of the beautiful presence of God in this place.
The beautiful view from this hilltop will literally take your breath away. It’s little wonder the original priory was built here in 1807 and the church completed in 1809. The church was named after St. Rose of Peru, the first American saint.
These towers are part of the church that was completed in 1854. The interesting thing is the current church was built around the original and then the wall of the old church was removed from the interior to create this stunning Eucharistic Chapel.
Not being Catholic I had to ask who this saint was. Isidore was the laborer or farmer saint. He lived in Spain during the later half of the 12th century. Follow this link for more about St Isidore.
For more information about this church and it’s location visit the Wiki site here…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Rose_Priory. Or, to learn more about holy places here in Kentucky visit http://www.kyholyland.org/
Well as I said in the beginning some of the best most precious times are those that are unplanned and this was one of them.
Now back onto the trail….