St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is a place for contemplation,
peace and quiet. Surrounded by the more profane symbols
of daily life - bars, restaurants, hotels, the Convention center,
and, a bit farther south, the local cathedral of sport, Lucas Oil Stadium,
the church is a shelter from that noise.
St. John's has seen the city grow up around it for the past 140 years.
It has served a diverse range of parishioners since it was completed in 1871,
which ranges from the members of the local community,
people attending conventions across the street at the Indiana Convention Center,
and to the homeless who will find welcome shelter and assistance.
The church's twin spires stick up from the surrounding buildings,
reminding you of its presence in the heart of the city.
Over the years, I've paid it a few visits, but I am always
surprised by the silence at the core of its beauty.