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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.

St Ignatius Mission in Montana

St. Ignatius MIssion interior, Montana

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Valley of the Surrounded, Under the Mission Mountains, St. Ignatius, Montana

one of the many beautiful old churches in St. Augustine ...

St. Ignatius Mission church, Montana. (via Flickr).

St. Ignatius church and mission. St. Ignatius, Montana

The Missions

Whatever you want to say, do it with your Montana pride on these adorable state outline chalkboards. Handcrafted in Bigfork by Old Blue Designs.

St. Conans Church, Scotland

St. Dunstan-in-the-East Church - St. Dunstan's Hill, England

Church of St. Illya, Chernobyl

St. Olaf's Church, Balestrand, Norway

Mission Mountain Stream, Montana

St. Mary Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana; photo by Tom Lussier

St. John´s Church ~ Helsinki, Finland

St. Nicholas Church on the water, Kiev, Ukraine

Gosau, catholic church St. Sebastian Austria

See America: Montana, From 1939 and Jerome Henry Rothstein, a Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project poster promoting tourism in Montana. 'See American. Welcome to Montana.' Published for the United States Travel Bureau, showing an Indian encampment next to a lake. Vintage travel poster.

St Mary Falls Glacier National Park, Montana