Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today, I’d like to share with you a little bit about Sapa Church.
Sapa Church stands in central Sapa. It was built in 1926 by the French. The church is called “Holy Rosary Church” here, but the correct translation of the Vietnamese name “Nhà thờ Đức mẹ Mân Côi” should be “Church of our Lady of Rosery”. Local people, however, are more familiar with the name “The Stone Church”, as it is built with stones.
Sapa Church has stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus. Even though the church is quite small with its simple architecture, it has a history of nearly 100 years and has witnessed the ups and downs of the town.
Back in the day when I was little, I often went to Sapa Church to join the beautiful wedding ceremonies or other religious celebrations. As a kid, I was always excited to be in the church on Christmas, waiting for Santa to hand out his gifts to the children.
Now, as a grown up, Sapa Church is still an ideal place for me to drop by. Each time, coming to the church, I feel so calm and peaceful. It’s like Jesus going with me.
What about you? How do you feel when you visit a church?
Wishing you a peaceful day.