14 September 2013
Contemplate, Missoula, Montana
When people think of Montana, the connection typically runs along lines of “Montana: Wild West and Big Skies”. They don’t usually associate our State with ceiling art a la the Sistine Chapel. But Montana boasts several fine examples of historic sacred illustrations. Immediately coming to mind are Missoula's St. Francis Xavier, pictured here, and the St. Ignatius Mission, about an hour’s drive north of Missoula, Montana. (Also see “things mission cooks did in their spare time”.)
Despite a century-plus of history between now and the completion of St. Francis Xavier, one thing unchanged is the implicit invitation open to all - to come away, and be still, and know.