Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 5 (Part 4)

[Sorry for the hiatus...I've been beyond busy these past couple of weeks...]

The Roman Catholic Church (Visitation of Virgin Mary) in Kučín is hard to miss. It towers above the homes in the village and sits in a central location. It is also painted a very bright yellow.

I learned from my cousin that the yellow color with the combination of white is supposed to represent the Vatican's colors--although the yellow may be a bit too glowing.

Nevertheless, it is a lovely church. The caretaker - a very nice lady - met us there to give us the full tour. I fell in love with intricate details of the altar and the baptismal font.

One of my favorite items was a little angel bank at the back of the church. You put a coin in it and the angel bows. I put one in just to see it in action.

I plan to write more about the church and its history in a future post or article. But, it was an incredible feeling to be standing in the church where my so many of Alzo ancestors--including my grandfather--had worshipped for for over a century or more.

to be continued...

Photos by Lisa A. Alzo, June 7, 2010

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1 comment:

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful church, inside and out. I suppose no one can miss the yellow and it probably glows at night, too. Great photos.