Anyway, the story: You'll notice the statue in front of the back door of the church. A friend tells me that the statue was placed there because of an incident in which a drunk parishioner, angry at having been refused confession in his altered mental status, drove his car through the double doors all the way down the aisle, only stopping when he hit the altar. No one was hurt, apparently, and amazingly, services continued to be held through the repair. But the priest in charge of the parish at that time asked that the statue be placed in front of the doors to discourage such outbursts in the future. Mission accomplished, as far as I can tell.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
One of the best mid-century modern neighborhoods in Wichita is Benjamin Hills, on the northwest side of town near 21st and Amidon. Little did I know that this neighborhood almost got demolished before it was complete! Elizabeth McLean, pictured above, is the person to thank if you live in BH and enjoy not having I-235 running through your house: