Probably my top 5 interests are – in no particular order – studying religion, Star Trek, photography, teaching, and traveling. Turns out that I really enjoy visiting religious sites, taking photographs of them, and then telling others about them. (and then watching Star Trek when I’m all done)
To that end, I enjoy bringing the internet more information on the various religious buildings out there – both their theological and historical significance. Until not that long ago, everyone had a community within their particular house of worship. These places reflect both the traditions of that religion and the history of that area. What better way to learn than by seeing?
In general, I visit places that I’m interested in for whatever reason. Although I’m Catholic and tend to favor sites that are Catholic, my interest lies in just about every religion. So, there’s really no method to my madness…
The one exception to that is basilicas. My boyfriend and I are currently on a quest to visit all 74 basilicas in the United States. Some basilicas are really well known, while others have less information online; we’re hoping to bring the internet more information and pictures, not to mention a first hand account of the beauty and history each one of these churches contains. Why basilicas? Well, basilicas have that rank because they have historical, spiritual, and cultural significance to the Catholic Church. I’m a convert to Catholicism, and what better way to learn about the Church’s presence in America than by visiting some of the most important places in its shaping?
If you have no interest in reading, but just want to check out my photography, you can see all my photos of religious sites here, and then all my other favorite photos here. My Flickr photostream is here. Unless a photo in a post cites another source, the photo was taken by me. Check it out on Flickr (just click on the picture) for copyright information.