A blend of European and indigenous cultures creates unique religious sites.
The city of St. Augustine is full of Catholic history and
For his 25th anniversary as a priest, Father Patrick L.
Posey, pastor of St. James Church in Falls Church, will make
a pilgrimage to Spain this May. Accompanying him will be
Father José E. Hoyos, director of the Spanish
Apostolate, and many members of the parish. Father Posey
hopes the trip will serve as a chance for both English-and
Spanish-speaking parishioners to grow in holiness during the
Year of Mercy. Here are a few of the spiritual highlights
they plan to include in their trip:
As cold winter days begrudgingly turn into spring,
parishioners of St. William of York Church in Stafford are
gearing up for the third season of St. William of York
Baseball, a league on a mission to unite the parish
community, foster Christian sportsmanship and help boys and
girls develop the skills they need to enjoy America's
If you drive on U.S. Route 15 in Maryland near the
Pennsylvania border, you'll see signs for Mount St. Mary's
University in Emmitsburg. You can see much of the campus and
the seminary from the road. If you know where to look, you
can also see the tower and statue of Mary at the entrance to
the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on St.
Ricky Burke and Allan Flott know fancy footwork and what it's
like to compete in large stadiums in front of cheering
crowds. What gives them the most satisfaction these days,
however, is passing along their love of soccer, or "football"
as much of the world calls it, to young people.
Nestled in a tiny wooded area off West Ox Road in Fairfax,
across the street from a busy shopping plaza, is a small
park. The shoppers packing the TJ Maxx across the street and
cars whizzing by at all hours give no indication that more
than 1,500 soldiers were killed or wounded in a bloody
follow-up to the battle of Second Manassas, Sept. 1, 1862.
Richmond may seem like a natural destination for Civil War
afficionados, but did you know it also lays claim to a small
treasure trove of Catholic attractions?
Priests traveling on cruise ships are not just there for the
wind and the waves. Although they may indeed be enjoying the
same amenities as other passengers, they are working.