Around Taiohe, Part II – The Church

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 Catholic Church in Taiohae, as you approach it.

The view through the gate to a monument dedicated to Bishop Le Cléac’h

The view through the gate to a monument dedicated to Bishop Le Cléac’h

Beautifully carved hardwooddoors lead in to the sanctuary. "The Gate of the Loving God" hangs above in Marquesan

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.

Saint Peter the Fisher on one side of the doors.

Inside the sanctuary. These ladies were cleaning the church and invited us in to see and take photos, if we wished.

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

The ladies who welcomed us as they were cleaning and preparing the sanctuary

Holy water font near the door

Holy water font near the door

Detail of tapestry

Detail of tapestry

Hand carved seats either side of the alter and pulpit.

Hand carved seats either side of the alter and pulpit.

the Pulpit

the Pulpit

Baptismal font

Baptismal font

Bishop Hervé-Maria Le Cléac’h

Bishop Hervé-Maria Le Cléac’h, who is buried nearby.

 

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