Visiting Catholic Churches

In Europe, many of the world's greatest artworks are still in their original locations: the church. And many of these ancient buildings still serve as houses of worship to this day. Even if you are not religious, entering into a church to cool off during the hot summers or peeking in to see some gorgeous [...]

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Catholic Culture: Pre-Lenten Celebrations

It's Fat Tuesday! The big, last hurrah before the long season of Lent. Many Catholic cultures around the world have interesting (and rowdy) ways to celebrate. Here are ten pre-lenten celebrations worth traveling to: Mardi Gras, New Orleans No Fat Tuesday post would be complete without America's most famous party: Mardi Gras. The pre-lenten season [...]

Church Hopping 101

Recently I was going over previous posts I wrote about visiting churches, and I just really love visiting churches.  Not only are they architecturally gorgeous but they are dark and mysterious with some of the most beautiful artwork. Here are some of my favorite church posts: Scrovegni Chapel I had been looking forward to visiting [...]