If only its walls could speak.
Thankfully, the parish priests kept nice detailed records of the sacraments that occurred there. Thanks to those records I can get a glimpse into the lives of my family members.
Here is the church today - a beautiful sight in winter...
The Croatian National Tourist Board has this to say about the village of Legrad and its church:
Very attractive sights are the parish church and the park with columns - one of the most beautiful in northern Croatia.
The late Baroque one-nave parish church of the Holy Trinity with a harmoniously fitted belfry, rising from the main front, was built around 1780. The sanctuary features wall paintings (around 1793). The church has late Baroque-classicist altars, the pulpit (around 1798) and the "Holy Sepulchre". The park on the main square features a group of five columns from the 18th century with the central plague column of the Holy Trinity. Next to it is the column of St. Florian (1735).
What a beautiful place to sit and take a prayerful rest on a winter afternoon.
View earlier photographs of Legrad's Catholic church at two of my previous posts: Legrad's Catholic church and A happy day in 1905.
Images of Legrad taken in January 2008 and shared by a current resident. (Please contact the author for more information.)
Thanks to Donna's What's Past is Prologue post entitled If These Walls Could Speak: A German Häuserchronik which sparked the idea of a historic building sharing the stories of its lifetime.