Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

With Easter (The Resurrection of Jesus Christ) upon us, I thought it would be nice to show you pictures of the church I attend. The name of my church is Mater Dolorosa, which translates to "Mother of Sorrow" or "Sorrows of Mary". It's a Catholic Church located here in New Orleans. My mom was married here. I was christened as a baby here. I celebrated First Communion at this church. There was also a connecting elementary school that I attended, but it closed in the 80's. So as you can see, it truly holds many memories for me. From the floors to the ceilings, this church is filled with beautiful mosaics, stained glass windows, paintings and sculptures. It was built in the 1800's and still prospers today.

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CRISTINA SURDU said...

Beautiful church!

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HautePinkPretty said...

This was such a beautiful post, Kim! ❤Thank you sharing it 🙏!

aki! said...

There are so many statutes in churches. They always scare me a little.

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Johanna V said...

What a gorgeous church! I would love to see that myself. You know, live, not in photos. :D

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Carole Poirot said...

That's a beautiful church with some very lovely details. Some of the elements are quite interesting as they don't seem to quite fit together, but it's nonetheless very nice. Have a lovely day xo

fluff and fripperies said...

Your church is beautiful Kim

Phioxee said...

it's a beautiful church. and you're a catholic ;-)

Jessica said...

Beautiful church!!

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Cee said...

What a beautiful church, Kim! It must hold so many special memories for you :) The church I attended as a child has closed, and I must admit that although I was never a dedicated Sunday school student {and dropped out when I was fourteen!}, it is a bit sad to know that a place that meant so much to other members of my family, including my now departed grandmother, is no longer there. Happy Easter!
xox,
Cee

Janice Lunes said...

wOW Kim !

These pictures are beautiful !!

Well done for sure :D



Have a great day !

Kisses

Mica said...

Such a lovely Church Kim! Catholic cathedrals are always so detailed and have so much artwork everywhere. They are beautiful places to visit :)

Hope you have a lovely time celebrating Easter there :)

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Heather said...

My dream is to get married in a place like this - sooooo beautiful!

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Coco said...

It's magnificent!

Style Journey said...

Thanks for sharing Kim. This is such a beautiful place to worship.

miss b said...

What a beautiful church with so many lovely details. The ceilings are exquisite and the stained glass windows too. Everything looks so pristine and well maintained. I really enjoy reading posts which are different like this one.
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What a beautiful church. I love Catholic churches.

Lilli said...

Is a fantastic church full of art..feeling in awe:) Beautiful photos! Kisses! xo

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

This reminds me of art history - I took a lot of oit in college (required for design majors) and so much of this is like wht we studied. The art in older churches and the mastery of the architecture and techniques is truly impressive. What a great place to go visit and photograph

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Is a beautiful church Kim, hope you enjoy this holidays, like this post :)

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Is a beautiful church Kim, hope you enjoy this holidays, like this post :)

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Always Maylee said...

The mosaics are amazing! Churches have some of the most beautiful architecture and art.

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

Very beautiful Kim. That is so nice we get to see the church you attend and how this places holds a special childhood and religious aspect in your life. My husband and i dont go to church much (or not at all) due to his work schedule and we do not have the same religion. I am Buddhist and he is Christian (a little one is also Christian). We mainly rely in grandma to take her to church..shame..shame.

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Cute blog girl and lovely post!!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a beautiful church full of beautiful memories!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a gorgeous church Kim! The details and that ceiling are really beautiful. And it's lovely that this place is also meaningful to your family. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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bridechic said...

I do love the majesty of cathedrals lie this one. Here's my Blog Lovin link Kim: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/302327/bride-chic

Renae at simple sequins said...

You know Kim, I am being really bad and am barely realizing this Sunday will be Easter. I should do an Easter post. Thanks for the idea. and ...yes I am thrilled that I can wear my necklace many various ways.

Heidi-likes said...

wowsers this place looks stunning!!
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

The insides of churches are always so pretty and ornate!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

It's absolutely gorgeous doll!! I love churches, old ones the most. This one has such great features!! It's so special you have all these memories of it too. I love it!! I hope your having a great day doll xx

Claire said...

so beautiful! i love visiting churches. they have so much art in them. and they're so peaceful!

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Anne said...

Your church is amazing Kim. Our new one is very modern so I prefer going to the old one in town. It looks similar to yours but on a smaller scale!
~Anne

jo said...

Kim, your church is BEAUTIFUL! Can't believe there's such an amazing church in New Orleans. I thought it can only be seen in Europe. What are you doing for Easter? I don't have anything special in mind but we're having sunshine here in Vancouver so I'm not complaining. Have a great Easter!

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Heel in Mint said...

Gorgeous place!! Absolutely beautiful details and colors. Have a wonderful week Kim and thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us! :)

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Irene said...

That's a beautiful church. I like the mosaics and the dome and how clear it is inside. Most churches in Europe are really somber. I'm also surprised by the statues of nuns, I had never seen any!

It's a good thing that you stick to your roots and value places with such a deep meaning for your family. I was also christened in the same church my parents and grandparents marry, but as it is in a different city I don't really know how it looks like anymore.

Have a nice holiday, Kim!
xo Irene

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi sweet Kim! Your church is so magnificent and breathtaking ... a perfect place to celebrate Christ's resurrection. I will be doing the very same, my friend. ;) Have a wonderful weekend! xo ~S

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Pamela RG said...

Kim, your Church is so beautiful. I always enjoy visiting churches to see the art, the icons and also to attend mass. I admire the mosaic art in the Church. So nice to see a statue of St Therese of Lisieux. The Our Lady of Sorrows icon is so beautiful and dramatic. Happy Easter Kim.

MOSAMUSE said...

very beautiful!
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BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O wow, that is a beautiful, beautiful church. I love old buildings, and churches especially. Catholic churches always have such lovely sculptures, with amazing detail and expression. It must be so inspiring and uplifting to worship here :) P.S. I'm signed up with Bloglovin but frankly have no idea how it works -- I know I'm not using it as fully as I should! I'm not sure what is my "link"?

Brittney said...

This is a gorgeous place to have so many dear memories. I really love the detail shots!

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LyddieGal said...

what a stunning church -- I think it's wonderful that it has been a part of your life for as long as you can remember.
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Rocker Chic said...

Kim

You have a beautiful church with beautiful memories to cherish!

Loved this post!

Linda Greaves said...

Its definitely a lovely church, and wow, so many precious moments there!

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Jesika said...

Wow, those wall mosaics - beautiful! Great inspiration, thanks for sharing <3

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The Hipster Owl's Bookshelf said...

Kim, what a lovely spot! I wish I could go there!

Also, loved your post about Easter!!! It made me smile..all the colors were ravishing! :D

Haven't been in the blogging world as much. Too much going on! ;)