Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Our Friend and Helper

photo by Lisa Johnston
Wayside St. Joseph Chapel a 'labor of love'
by Barbara Watkins, St. Louis Review

Many Catholic families have a religious statue on display in their home and a crucifix on the wall. But one family in South St. Louis County has gone a step further. Jim and Pat Dolde of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Oakville have built a chapel in their yard.

The small wooden building is dedicated to "Our Friend and Helper, St. Joseph," explained Jim Dolde, a retired optician who's quite an accomplished carpenter. His wife of 46 years, Pat, is a retired banker, and the couple enjoys taking trips.  . . . keep reading

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