visita iglesia......

this year, i tried to do a tradition called visita iglesia. it is a pratice in which you visit seven churches the thursday before good friday. i totally forget about it. i was scheduled to work that day. in order for me to do this feat, i have to do it during my lunch and after work. and here's the story of my adventure:

since i am not familiar with most roman catholic churches in my work area, i tried to google-map and yahoo-map all the churches in the surrounding area.

Lunch Break:
- 1st stop was the "Catholic Apostolic Church in North America". Located on West 66th Street. it was about 20 minutes walk from my work. by the time i got to the place, it says that it was a protestant church. WHAT A $%&^$%*.....excuse me, but hell no. i did not walk this far for this. 40 minutes before lunch break is over. i am destined to get at least one church off my list.

- 2nd stop was the "Church of St. Paul the Apostle" . Located on West 59th Street.
"the building of our Church began in 1876 and was completed in 1884. The Church is home to beautiful art work and stained glass windows by important young American artists and architects"

After work:
- 3rd stop was the " Sacred Heart Church". Located on West 51st Street. i was disappointed becuase the church was already closed when i got there by 5:20 pm.
"the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary built its present building in 1884. The Victorian Romanesque edifice, designed by Napoleon Le Brun & Sons, is one of the largest churches in midtown"

- 4th stop was "St. Patrick Cathedral". Located on Fifth Ave.
"the largest gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a pre-eminent center of Catholic life in this country"

there was a mass being held when i got to st. patrick. and looking at my watch, i don't think i will be able to accomplish my plan. then i remember the comments of one lady about visita iglesia and i quote "th more important is the emphasis of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, not the number of churches that you visit". after about 11 or 12 years of not going to a mass, i actually stayed and finish the whole thing.


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