In God we trust

Faith in the Lord is not only seen in documents of our country, but also in the architecture. A mural in the rotunda in the U.S. Capitol building has the baptism of Pocahontas as well as Franciscans in procession. In the chambers of the House of Representatives, directly above the speaker’s chair is the inscription, “In God we Trust.” The marble reliefs surrounding that room, are historical lawmakers, including Pope Innocent III [who Francis receive the approval of his rule in Rome], Pope Gregory IX, and in the center, Moses – the supreme law giver. Moses is depicted at the Supreme Court building holding the Ten Commandments. Within Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol building there are statues of one Catholic nun and four Catholic priests: Mother Joseph of the state of Washington kneeling in prayer; [Franciscan] Father Junipero Serra of California holding a cross; Father Eusebio Kino, SJ (Arizona); Father Damien of Molokai (Hawaii) and Father Jacques Marquette, SJ (Wisconsin).

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