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Day 2 ~ Part 1
Our second day in New York, and right after breakfast, we walked to St. Patrick's Cathedral. I think it was meant to be a brief visit. I have to tell you, I had a hard time leaving. I could have spent a good portion of my day there. You're about to see why.
When I walked into the church, I was overcome. For visual reasons, yes. The array of colors, stained glass, arches, and carvings took my breath away.
But the tranquility. The peace that overcame me. It was quiet inside, despite the many people milling about. It was serene. It was a safe refuge amidst one of the busiest cities in our nation. Outside, street cars may have been honking, exhaust fumes billowing up from countless trucks and construction, jack-hammers, people, sirens...but inside...oh. The silence.
I'm not Catholic. But it didn't seem to matter. I felt welcome. And comforted. This church was a reverent place of worship to the Living God and it touched me deeply...
and as I walked around, careful and quiet...I couldn't help but light a candle for my Mother. My mother who has suffered tremendously for years with MS. And I cried. And I said a short prayer asking God to grant her comfort and peace.
Your candle, Momma (above and below)
And I didn't want to leave. I so didn't.
But there was much more to do and see...
Part 2 of Day 2 to come ~