Whenever I travel have a little game..its called make a pilgrimage. Today as I finished up the daily session, I looked at the weather and it said thunder storms due in town by 3PM. Since I could fill out my homework anytime, I figured I better make the pilgrimage sooner rather than later.
The weather held up all of 15 minutes after leaving the hotel. I then ducked into a resturant and got lunch. I waited for a break in the weather to make the final dash up and over four blocks to the city’s oldest Catholic Church, Gesu. As I walked up I could see all the symbols of my faith on the outside. I entered the door and felt myself overwhelmed by a sudden feeling of being at home while being away from home. I was happy to have a wonderful environment to focus on Jesus, the blessed sacrament, and have the story of salvation envelope my senses. This was a wonderful gift people made a hundred years ago for us today.
As I left out the door for another adventure I said a thank you prayer to those who labored and freely gave to make this sanctuary. I prayed that others may also come and find the Lord’s lessons here in the stained glass, the lives of saints presented, and the sacrament of the Eucharist. I also…yes…left a little contribution so it will be there for the next soul who seeks refuge for a few minutes from the wild world outside.
P.S. I did a little experiment today and edited as much as I could with my camera for color, contrast, and sharpness. I did a little cropping in Snapseed. Interiors worked the 23mm out, and outside I used the 18-55mmm zoom.