Tuesday is the day that Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red.
In a tiny rural town fifteen miles from my home sits a small brick building with a red door. Other than the large sign out front, the only thing that immediately identifies this building as a church is the small gold cross sitting at the peak of the roof.
This church was built in 1857 and has undergone many updates over the years. But, it has remained true to the small town and the decreasing number of families that call it home.
This is a church I am very familiar with. It is a church that holds a very special part of my heart. It is not the church of my childhood, and I am not a member of its congregation. My only emotional connection to this church is not to the building itself or the Catholic faith it serves, my connection is to the very unique and wonderful priest that serves as its pastoral leader. The pastor is my brother Robert. Or in family speak, the second son and third of thirteen.
The Old Salt and I traveled to Robert's church last week to deliver our best wishes and a birthday gift in celebration of his sixty-first birthday. While there, I took the following photos containing the color red that I am posting to this week's edition of Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.
Growing out of the bricks forming the courtyard in front of the church are two small trees. In summer they add a great touch of green along with their shade. But, at this time of year their only sign of life is the bright red berries that cover the branches. During our visit they also provided a place for the snow to be shoveled out of the path of the churchgoers.
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