Monday, 11 September 2017

The Pink Church

On the north side of Fort Belknap Reservation,
Montana sits Sacred Heart Catholic Church and
Cemetery.  The church is known locally as
The Pink Church.

The church and cemetery were established by
Jesuit Priests in 1924.  The church closed in the
1960's but the cemetery is still used to this day.

The church reminded me of the adobe churches
I saw some years ago in the southwestern U.S.A.
It would be right at home in southern New
Mexico or Arizona.  The cemetery made me
think of those I had seen in northern Mexico and
it would feel right at home there.  

I like the simple and often homemade memorials
on the graves.  It's uplifting to see that those
buried here are still remembered by their loved
ones.  This is a beautiful place and the trip here
was well worth it.

Photographed on September 1, 2017.

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

church, cemetery, Montana, Harlem, Fort Belknap Agency, abandoned

4 comments:

  1. I have seen this on a Google search a few years ago. It is on my list of places to eventually visit. You are beating me to a lot of places.

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    1. I haven't explored much in that area (east of Havre). I hope to get out there again soon.

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  2. WOW! Now that is a really cool church. Definitely not something I'd expect to see in Montana.

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. First time I saw it was about 20 years ago. It still surprises me a little considering where it is.

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