Driving through the Latrobe Valley in Victoria we stopped for
a respite and went into the cool peace of this church. My goodness,
were we ever surprised!
Every inch of the interior, and it is a very big church, was covered
in frescos and gilding. The artist was no Michaelangelo but the effort
he had put in was enormous and the effect cohesive and awe inspiring.
We were deeply touched by the story below, I hope you can
take the time to read it. All photos enlarge by clicking on them.
It is well worth reading, especially at this time of year. It tells
of hardhip and kindness shaking hands and leaving this momentous
legacy for, at that time, a quite small community. A real act of faith.
The ceiling was totally covered in putti, angels and radiating
gilding gleaming like so many midday suns.
The walls depicted the life of Christ and the Saints.
I don't think that in this materialistic world a work like this is
likely to be repeated. Such selfless labour, for so little material
reward yet with a wealth of fellowship and kindnes that speaks
volumes and makes it an enduring treasure, is astonishing.
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