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Follow passions, even when they don't make sense

We all have our “Look! Something shiny!” This is the interest or passion that lights us up (or for some, the passion that is ignored because life gets so busy). 295 more words

Attitude & Outlook

The Accidental Pilgrim - Part III

(my photo: Cologne Cathedral at twilight)

After five days in Prague, we went by car to Cologne. It was again, a pleasant and uneventful drive save for a bit of cognitive dissonance as I made the mental shift from Czech to German (the latter of which I can actually get by in). 1,047 more words


Belur Math Pilgrimage - 2015, Day - 1 Afternoon and Evening

August 3, 2015

Bus-ride to The Institute of Culture at Golpark:

After having a wonderful time, scrumptious meal, and feeling fully satisfied with the first part of our pilgrimage at the Belur Math, we all got into our assigned buses and headed to the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture.  1,653 more words


The Accidental Pilgrim -- Part II

(photo of the Loreto by Mary Ann Glass, used with permission)

My impressions of Prague are bracketed by astonishingly beautiful colors, profound engagement with the dead, and deeply emotional stops on my Marian pilgrimage, which upon my arrival in the Czech Republic, I hadn’t yet realized I was on. 1,000 more words


All Roads Lead To Rome: Abby Tre Fontane

Home to three churches, Abby Tre Fontane is a beautiful spot right outside the walls of Rome and is located on the route of the Via Laurentina. 608 more words


The Accidental Pilgrim -- Part I

(my photo: ceiling fresco at the Loreto in Prague of Mary as Queen of Heaven)

So I promised I would write about this, because it was a most unexpected part of my journey this July. 1,651 more words


Belur Math Pilgrimage - 2015, Day -1 Morning

At the Belur Math

August 3, 2015


Most of the pilgrims woke up in the morning and kept looking at the sky.  Rain was in the forecast and it had been pouring for several days. 2,721 more words