Here is a great story. A little church, St. Mary’s in Brussels, IL (Diocese of Springfield in Illinois) burned down on Christmas Eve a few years ago. It just reopened. The restoration looks wonderful.
Here is a video. Alas, in the story there is a lot of talk and little to see of the church’s interior other than glimpses. Also, please forgive the wretched music in the video. The parish priest is to be highly commended for the wonderful building project. But… Gather Us In? Blech. I hope we will be able to commend him about a renewal of music!
Interesting story about the stained glass windows.
Use those links, above, to get to a video story about the rebuilding. The video starts automatically, so I won’t post it here, especially so that you won’t have to listen to “Gather Us In” each time you load a page here until it scrolls off.