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Monday, October 24, 2016

CHAPEL OF THE VALLEY

While out and about the other day, I paid a visit to Prescott Valley's Chapel of the Valley.

Take note: I am not religious but I've always enjoyed visiting chapels and churches in their "off-duty" hours.

I think it's the quiet which gives one time to meditate.

This chapel is a tiny one.


It was donated to the city by the Fain Family and it overlooks Fain Park.

The Fains were ranchers that once owned most if not all of the land where Prescott Valley is now located.


The chapel houses a handful of beautiful stained glass windows.

On the day I was there it was being readied for a wedding.


I can only assume that given the size of the chapel it would be a small affair.

I departed before the attendees arrived.

11 comments:

  1. Nice stained glass.

    Steve

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  2. We were there when a docent gave the history of how it came to be. I am quite charmed by it. The stained glass is a different process than normally done. It would be a nice place to have a wedding. Like that little chapel in Tlaquepaque in Sedona.

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  3. thanks for the history...the stained glass work is large, especially in a small chapel...good that you departed before the ceremony...they may have arrested you!

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  4. Always had a fondness for stained glass, I suppose a leftover from a misspent youth as an alter boy.

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  5. A beautiful, meditative space. One can almost feel the quiet and the peace.

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  6. Beautiful glass! It looks so calm. :)

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  7. Those are gorgeous stained glass windows. Such brilliant colors.

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  8. The eight biblical windows were hand made in 1906 in Germany. This was the same year that Johnie Lee, who's dream it was to build the Chapel, was born. The windows were made for Mercy Hospital in Prescott and when the hospital burned down in 1940, the windows were miraculously spared. Henry Brooks purchased the windows and kept them in storage until he donated them for the Chapel.

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