We can scarcely imagine the shock and sorrow of that fateful Thursday afternoon, June 27, 1844 (175 years ago today) when Joseph and Hyrum were killed by a ruthless mob.
I have gathered some of my photographs and some of the accounts of those who were there or were in Nauvoo to try to piece those feelings together on this day of commemoration. Most will not have the opportunity to go to the Holy Land where the Savior wrought the Atonement. Seven of the senior leadership of the Church gathered to be with the youth of the new Rome Italy Temple district. Russell Ballard spoke to the youth and gave them wise counsel.
Come and get a glimpse of this exuberant youth gathering in this photo essay.
At first it may seem like a strange combination, painting scenes from Jesus’s life in a more modern cubism style, but noted LDS Argentine artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo, said that is how he found his voice and a way to deliver a more powerful spiritual impact.
These beautiful images of the Houston Texas Temple were all taken on one glorious morning.
I have also excerpted quotes from President Nelson's first press conference as the new prophet.
We went there very early this morning, before the sunrise, to capture the colors, the angles and the feelings of this new, sacred place in Rome.
Gaze upon these images and please read the captions as Meridian continues its Rome Temple coverage.
Here are quotes and invitations from all 17 Presidents of the Church in this Dispensation, inviting us to come to the House of the Lord.
I have gathered some lesser-known quotes to lift and brighten your day.