Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Visitation of St. Francis Assisi Friary, Nainital, Uttarakhand

 This friary is 125 years old....the Capuchins who came here began a school and other ministry....the friary is built in European style and is still strong.....the friars who lived here for number of years handed over the school to Gabriel brothers......the parish is small with 20 families....it is a hill station and in winter it is very cold....it snows every year.....the schools are closed here for three months....
 The friary has got old paintings which are very valuable one....the prices in art market would be huge....
 There are three friars who are chaplains to the sisters and brothers.....the religious run boarding schools which are in demand and popular
 Many tourist come to visit this friary and they prefer staying here as it is cheaper than outside....

 The friary has got many rooms and a big library.....the chapel is also very beautiful

 The entrance of the Friary


 It is a hill station....looks like Swiss.....there are lakes.....big ones....

 From this point you can see the Himalaya when the weather is good.....we could see something but not very clear....

 The highest point here.......the lake looks like a mango.....

 Another old Church belonging to the Methodist......it is a masterpiece of European architecture....

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