Next time you’re in a beautiful church, please do bow your head in prayer. But when you’re done, remember to gaze heavenward.
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Here are 21 pictures of beautiful church ceilings. You can click on any image to enlarge it.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood – St. Petersburg, Russia
Santa Maria della Vittoria – Rome, Italy
St. Stephen’s Basilica – Budapest, Hungary
Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Jerusalem
Church of the Gesù – Rome, Italy
Sainte-Chapelle – Paris, France
Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata – Lodi, Italy
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière – Lyon, France
Horezu Monastery – Horezu, Romania
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
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