We stopped at Boorowa for some lunch. Boorowa is a small farming town with about a thousand people and said to be the most overtly Catholic town in Australia. St Patrick’s lays claim to being the first Roman Catholic Church built not only in the town but also west of the Great Dividing Range.
The church also boasts some of the lovely stained glass windows, which were added in 1881 after being imported from Ireland. If that isn’t enough to boast about, the church also has a high alter made out of Italian marble. After reading all the information we had to go see what all the fuss was about.
The church has gone high Tec with the “lighting of candles” thing. Gone are the days where you have to buy a candle, put it into place and then light it. Now it is drop a coin into a slot and a globe lights up.
It is so nice to find little gems like St Patrick’s along the way. We were impressed with the church and it is well worth the visit.
We passed many more yellow fields on our way to Canberra.