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Sunday, November 6, 2022
After doing some checking online I called the office here at the park to find out were the nearest Catholic Church is. I was told in Presidio which is about 50 miles away. On Sunday morning we left the RV Park turned right on FM170 and headed West to Presidio, Texas.
It was a beautiful early morning ride along the El Camino del Rio “The River Road”; FM 170 from Lajitas to Presidio. I read that this stretch is considered "Texas' Most Scenic Ride" and we can see why. You are up and down on this winding road through the Bofecilles Mountains with several peeks of the Rio Grande River which separates the US from Mexico. With every up and down and corner we took the views were breath taking.
I took the pictures below with my phone and, though they cannot begin to showcase the beauty of this ride, I offer them below. Starting in the upper left of the collage move to the right, middle left, right, then bottom left and right on each one and that is the ride.
|We saw the "wiggle worm" sign quite a few times.|
|This one as you can see is just the beautiful green|
vegetation on the side of this hill.
|There were two bridges being repaired along the way.|
|There are so many Ocotillos down here.|
|We saw several of these since we have been on FM-170.|
Would not want to come up on with the water at the 5 mark.
|It took us a little over an hour and we spotted this sign.|
|Santa Teresa de Jesús Catholic Church|
|The plaque states that the church was rededicated |
in October of 1983.
|The Holy Water Font on your right|
as you enter the church.
|We always know we have made it to the|
Southwest when we see statues and or
pictures of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
|The Altar and the two seating alcoves on the left and right.|
|The plaque on the bottom says:|
Celebrating 325 years October 15, 2008
It was impossible to take this picture without
the reflections. I tried several different angles.
Bottom pictures are located on the left and right
of the church entrance under the choir loft.
|This was in the side courtyard, also.|
|The mural and the picture of our Lady of Guadalupe|
are in the parking lot across from the church.
Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presidio, TX is a small beautiful church and it was a joy to go to Mass here. You could feel the spiritual joy in the parishioners as they participated in the Mass through songs, readings, and prayers.