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Tour of St. Mary's Church

Toured this church with a small group and tour guide from Chamber of Commerce. The church is... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
ATP828
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Spring, Texas
Beautiful church

Beautiful church on the Painted Churches tour. Next door to church is nice restrooms and a nice... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Springchick1986
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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is one of the famous "painted churches" of Texas. Situated in the town of Praha (Prague), in an area settled by Czechs and Germans, this church was Czech, whereas St. Mary's of High Hill was German. The church has just recently been restored, and is beautiful. It is perhaps the most impressive of the 4 churches generally open to the public (though my wife and I personally liked St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina best, due to its beautiful blue sky/starry ceiling).

While the church is beautiful, don't miss the memorials in the yard, as they tell a story. From this very small community, ten young men died in WW2 and are memorialized in 3 grottos. It is the highest percentage death rate in any community. They weren't all killed in one unit, but in multiple units at different times. One wonders how the Texans of German and Czech ancestry reacted to the war, and to each other, as Hitler conquered Czechoslavakia, and then as their town's young soldiers died to liberate Europe.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We could not believe how beautiful this church was on a recent weekend visit. The ornate artwork, both in statues in in the painted walls/ceilngs, was done by true artisans and remniscent of European churches. Must see!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bbsborr
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I loved this church. It was painted so beautifully. Everything about it is so GRAND! The detail is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 985JulieG
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the painted churches in Schulenburg TX. Outside is just a building but inside it is absolutely beautiful with all the small town charm. There is a schoolhouse, a cemetery and small altars all around the grounds. Pictures are better than words.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank maggiet0813
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Both the interior and exterior of St. Mary's in Praha, one of the region's "painted churches", are impressive. The interior ceiling, we were told, is the original grayish-blue paint. The outside of the church has clearly been restored and repaired, and it's worth a few minutes to visit each of the three small stone chapels that together honor the nine men from the area who were casualties across multiple fields of battle during World War II.
To get to Praha, we went west on 90 from Schulenburg, a pleasant enough drive in itself.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kay-cee-1138
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