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For nine years up till July 2010, I was parish priest at St Simon Stock Catholic Church, South Ashford, Kent, England. From July 2010 until June 2011 I was Associate Pastor at St Peter's Cathedral, Marquette, Michigan USA and then Pastor at St Anthony Parish, Gwinn, MI until October 2013. I then transferred to the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon to serve as Director of the Tribunal. And that's what I am currently doing. Since February 2015 I have also been serving as Pastor at St Stephen Parish, South East Portland. I miss "da UP" (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) but love being here in the Pacific North West.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Photo competition

What do you think of this photo I took just less than a year ago?

Where was it taken?


Blogger Jackie Parkes said...

Have no idea Fr John! But I like it..

6:36 am  
Blogger gemoftheocean said...

Interesting light/dark contrast in sepia tones.

I'd have to say: a public building. [duh]

It doesn't look like an airport corridor, on the grounds that there would be more light and people, OR you caught such a corridor. BUT there aren't any suitcases, so I will rule that out.

Haven't been in a European (or English) hospital, BUT it doesn't look unlike the corridors of the European hospitals I've seen. Possibly a family waiting to hear about a loved one. As a priest you'd visit a lot of hospitals - BUT what negates this is I wouldn't think you'd normally carry a camera in a place like that, and there don't seem to be any benches for the family to wait, which seems unlikely.

More thought. UNLESS it's some hellhole of a narthex. I don't even like the word "narthex." The entrance to that new church in Lourdes?

4:33 pm  
Blogger Father John Boyle said...

Close. It's the underground Reconcilation area in Fatima! Exposition chapel and other chapels are to the left of the passage. The light at the end of the tunnel is from the walkway up to the surface.

4:44 pm  
Blogger gemoftheocean said...

You know, I was in a rush into work and as soon as I got in the car I thought, wait, make that hellhole Fatima!!! 'cuz I remember you were there last year.

4:53 pm  

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