I find it very interesting that just a week ago, I visited the tomb of the late Jozsef Mindszenty, who was declared Venerable today by His Holiness Pope Francis, a step towards Beatification. Cardinal Mindszenty suffered much for the freedom of the Hungarian people from fascism, Nazism, and communism. I am also reminded of my first visit to Hungary shortly after the fall of communism. The tour guide said: “We were dreaming of freedom, but when freedom came we did not know what to do with it.”
Paete is a town in the Philippines known for its wood carvings. The interior of their parish church dedicated to St. James the apostle, built in the 17th century.
This is just one of the many things one can admire inside the Cathedral in Burgos, Spain.
A retablo is a frame or shelf containing decorated panels of saints and/or biblical scenes installed above or behind an altar.
Some thirty miles from Barcelona, on a mountaintop, a Benedictine monastery dedicated to the Black Madonna, a focus of pilgrimage for Catalans and the whole Catholic world.
The lower cloister of the Catedral de Burgos in Spain.
On a home visit…the church of my youth…where everything in my hometown is centered.