A few weeks ago on the way back from visiting friends I stopped at the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage Missouri. Now the funny thing is that I went to College not even an hour from this chapel and during my years at college NEVER made it down to see it. I wanted to, it just never happened. So I figured I had time that day, so I stopped. I’m so glad I did. It is such a beautiful serene quiet, dare I say Holy place.
When you first walk up to the building (that actually hosts the store, not the chapel – which I didn’t know at the time) you are greeted by a beautiful fountain with life size Precious Moments figurines.
In this building is a beautiful little cafe’ area where they serve a few different things to eat. It looks like a little town. Of course they had the famous animal train in life size height- I think they were around 4-6 feet tall.
Then you head out the back doors down a beautiful path lined with Angels blowing trumpets towards the Chapel. The first thing you come to is a lovely little rock garden – so peaceful.
Then you see these lovely little angels lounging in the amazingly gorgeous landscape
I saw these flowers and they always remind me of my mom and her mom, and her mom’s mom, and her mom’s mom’s mom – because we have heirloom Iris plants that have been passed down through MANY generations. I can’t wait to have a house of our own so I can ask my grandma or aunt for some of these flowers! I love that tradition and want to continue it! ….oops – Bunny Trail!
This fountain was so beautiful
Then you start down the path to the Chapel….again GORGEOUS Landscape!
The woodworking on the doors was so beautiful!
These windows were BEAUTIFUL!!!
This was the ceiling in the chapel….so beautiful!
Some more shots of the door….gorgeous….
Looking back towards that fountain – this is the main walk up to the chapel – the grounds were just SO beautiful and well taken care of.
Looking back towards the store/cafe’
I loved my quick tour at the Precious Moment’s Chapel – I highly encourage you to visit if you get the chance! Did I happen to mention it’s FREE??
Make it a GRATE day!