Here is the description of New Hope Chapel at Acadian Village in Lafayette, Louisiana, taken from the website of this landmark:
“The New Hope Chapel is a replica of an 1850 chapel. The architects were Don Breaux and Robert Barras. It was built through the efforts of the Knights of Columbus and opened for the Bicentennial.
The ceiling was built of cypress and is held up by pegs. The floor was made of Louisiana long leaf pine that is about 200 years old.
There is only one original pew; it is 150 years old. The rest are copies, made by Mr. Whitney Breaux. The Stations of the Cross were hand carved with chisel, knife and hammer by a local sculptor, Mr. Lester Duhon.
The main altar was the type used before Vatican Council II. It originally served St. Anne’s church in Youngsville, Louisiana, and later St. Joseph’s in Milton, Louisiana. It was donated to the Village by Mrs. Jules Hebert of Milton. The side altar (Last Supper scene) is a gift from an anonymous donor who left it on the porch of the general store."
In a time when hope is low with failing economies world-wide, with natural disasters such as the Australian fires, with clash of ideologies and separation of humanity into dissenting camps of opinion, I offer this image in prayer for NEW HOPE for us all.