The final group of contestants is revealed! Who will be the best in the west?
Church Madness 2016
Happy Palm Sunday! Thanks to everyone who has contributed and voted so far. Here are the last matchups of the first round. Remember, voting stays open for a week. We’ll announce the winners on Easter Monday.
Mission Basilica of San Juan Capistrano (Calif.)
Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University
St. Benedict (“The Painted Church”) (Captain Cook, Hi.)
St. Thomas Korean Center (Anaheim, Calif.)
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (San Jose) — nominated by Gidel — view on Google Images
St. Mary (Mount Angel, Ore.) — nominated by Pablo Antonio — view on the parish website
St. Francis Xavier (Missoula, Mont.) — view Cathy’s photo on flickr
St. Mary in the Mountains (Virginia City, Nevada) — view on Google Images
Cathedral of St. Mary (Portland, Ore.) — view on Google Images
Chapel at Brophy Prep (Phoenix) — view photo from Jefferson Todd Photography
Holy Ghost Church (Denver)
Chapel of the Transfiguration inside Grand Teton National Park (Moose, Wyo.) — view on Google Images
Cathedral of the Madeleine (Salt Lake City, Utah) — This is a nice photo but it really doesn’t do justice to the space. If you have the time I encourage you to check out this 360° panorama.
Mission Santa Barbara (Calif.) — nominated by Tommy, the Catholic Hipster
Chapel of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity at Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, Calif.)
Chapel of the Holy Cross inside Coconino National Forest (Sedona, Ariz.) — view on Google Images