Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Shrine Of St. Joseph Of The Mountains


We visited The Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell on Friday. The fire went through there but the statues all survived but some of the trees were burned or scorched and the wood cross on this one had burned away leaving the statue. The Shrine was built in 1939. Several buildings at the shrine burned down completely.




9 comments:

Sharon said...

I really expected that these statues would be black with ash and soot. I'm surprised at how white they are. It's too bad that the office and gift shop burned down completely.

Kate said...

This is quite amazing; I cannot imagine how the statue survived in the midst of the devastation.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The horizontal board of he cross seems to be missing.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I am not religious but I enjoyed that shrine when I visited it years ago. Sad to see the losses to it.

Lowell said...

Fire is so destructive! The statue doesn't look any worse for wear, though.

I thought you'd like the Equine Intrusion! :)

Randy said...

I can't believe the fire missed it.

Kathy said...

This is definitely a sad reminder of that devastating fire. Hopefully this beautiful monument will be able to be rebuilt.

MJ said...

This is so sad...

Hilda said...

It's amazing that the statue survived. I'm sure some people are already calling it miraculous.