We’d been told that it was worthwhile to go and see the Catholic Church in Taiohe; that it was really quite unusual and lovely. So one afternoon we walked the short distance to see it. And the information we were given was correct: It was really quite unusual and lovely. Randy was quite impressed with the church building and especially the details of interior decor and furnishings.
The Catholic Church in Taiohae, as you approach it.
The view through the gate to a monument dedicated to Bishop Le Cléach
Beautifully carved hardwood doors lead in to the sanctuary.
“The Gate of the Loving God” hangs above in Marquesan
Saint Peter the Fisher on one side of the doors.
Inside the sanctuary. These ladies invited us in to see and take photos, if we wished.
The ladies who welcomed us as they were cleaning and preparing the sanctuary
Holy water font near the door
Detail of tapestry
Hand carved seats either side of the alter and pulpit.
Bishop Hervé-Maria Le Cléach, who is buried nearby.