I have no idea why, but I always seek out churches to go to. I can’t say that I am particularly religious but I am intrigued by the history involved in both the buildings and the religions themselves. Today we went to the Basilica Sacre-Coeur in Monmarte. The Basilica itself was very austere and the often touted view could have been of Pittsburgh for all that I could tell (no landmarks, the Eiffel tower is hidden behind trees). Yesterday we went to Notre-Dame and it was completely different. The beauty and the history surround you. Andy (my token Catholic) helped me light a candle for my Aunt Patty who passed away from breast cancer last summer. In a place like that it is easy to believe that such a gesture makes a difference.

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  • Frank Burke

    Sep 6th, 2007

    I kept missing you at ye old Barnes&Noble so greetings and blessings on your journey…I appreciated the notes from the cathedral..wishing you the best…Frank

  • Hey, Sarah! (It’s Pam, your old comrade in arms at the B&N meetings)!Frank gave me your blog address!
    I’m so proud of you for doing what you’re doing! (And for leaving you-know-where)!
    I bookmarked your blog, drop me a line sometime!You can check out what I’ve been doing at
    Happy travels!

  • You really have to check out the churches in Germany. The church’s built into the hill are absolutely amazing to look at. Both inside and out.

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