Religious Worlds of New York Site Visits

Through my amazing summer program, I got to go on a few great site visits to experience different houses of worship and participate in some beautiful events. The sites may fluctuate a bit year to year (if you are planning on attending in the future) but this is the general idea: Bronx Lourdes Grotto The [...]

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Planning our Next Trip!

I have spent the better part of today planning our week-long Thanksgiving Break trip to...Southern California! Just like last year, we are able to combine visiting BOTH sides of our families with this holiday trip - BONUS! Personally, it's not Thanksgiving if it's not spent with family and friends, so that is a non-negotiable when planning [...]

Visiting the Bronx Lourdes Grotto

As a practicing Catholic, I am familiar with the miracle at Lourdes, but I had no idea of this little American-version! Luckily one of our program readings, "Everyday Miracles: The Study of Lived Religion" by Robert Orsi, prepared us for the visit. The garden around the church of St. Lucy is a replica of the countryside [...]

Summer Series: Roadtrippin’ Itinerary

Will and I decided to turn our drive up to New York City for my 3-week summer program into a little vacation. Luckily we have friends and family perfectly situated along the way so we got to stay with them (free lodging!) and spend time exploring new places. Day 1 There's nothing much going on this day [...]