Last week I took a friend for a drive around the valley, as we were talking they stated they had never been to the mission in St. Ignatius, Montana. Upon hearing this I turned the van south, onto the mission we went.
If you have never been there, and are in western Montana its worth the stop. The art work is incredible, as you walk through staring up at the ceiling imaging Joseph Carignano, S.J on scaffolding made of planks painting away, very …
The St. Ignatius Mission was built in the early 1890′s. This Catholic Church is unique because its walls and ceilings have 61 original paintings by Brother Joseph Carignano, S.J. on them. The Mission Mountain Range is a beautiful backdrop of scenery behind the Mission Church. The church is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation. We have two very special paintings of the Salish Lord and Lord’s mother (in Native American form) that are located in the back of the Mission.
once you step inside the historic building and view 58 stunning murals painted by Brother Joseph Carignano, a member of the kitchen staff with no formal training. St. Ignatius is located on Highway 93 between Missoula and Polson.