Saturday, May 28, 2016

St. Pius X Church of Moville

St. Pius X Roman Catholic Parish Church of Moville with a dodecagonal lantern, built in 1956—1958.  The building on the left is the convent that used to house the nuns of the parish.  Today it is a home for elderly people.




The bells can be heard through the speakers which are programmed to ring/play at certain hours of the day, usually at noon and at six.


I’m linking this to InSPIREd Sunday

12 comments:

  1. Impressive the way they have used STONES in these buildings.
    (Over here it is mainly wooden houses.)

    Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. For some reason it reminds me of a lifeboat station rather than a church. I suppose that's appropriate in a metaphorical way.

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  3. Later day Bill, you have link this beautiful church at:
    http://inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.ca/2015/09/inspired-sunday
    Enjoy your day!

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  4. Thank you so much! I first thought it was a lighthouse. Love to see it.

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  5. That's an interesting mix of architectural styles Bill. I quite like listening to church bells when they ring out, but I wonder why the speakers?

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    1. You will hear the bells through the speakers. There really isn't a bell that you can ring. It is all programed now.

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  6. That's an interesting mix of architectural styles Bill. I quite like listening to church bells when they ring out, but I wonder why the speakers?

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  7. The lantern aspect of it is something I haven't seen on churches here.

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  8. I don't think I've seen anything like that lantern on a church. The former convent looks quaint. (I hope those loud speakers don't blast out the elderly residents.) : )

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  9. The top reminds me of a lighthouse. Interesting structure. It's nice that they are using part of the church for the elderly. Visiting from InSPIREd Sunday.

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  10. I'll bet the bells sound pretty!

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  11. Thats a differedt looking church and not somthing I'd expect in Ireland. I like it though

























































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