"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."
Saturday, February 1, 2014
St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, NY
We don't get to go on many vacations or road trips. Most of the time, its my husband's job schedule or rather his deployment schedule. I really do not like traveling alone with the kids; it feels unsafe and all the more time consuming. (By the way, I am a complete anxiety laced person about trips and leaving routine) Another huge contributing factor is income. We have student loans, one income, and a high cost of living thanks to the great state of NY.
However, when we do manage a road trip, we make visiting shrines, cathedrals, Catholic churches, and monasteries our first priority. At first, this concept was really a selfish one. I enjoy visiting places associated with my interests like authors' homes and Catholic saint reliquaries. Over time, it has become an exciting expectation. My husband and chickadees now take the steps to uncover places we have not seen or churches that have some great architecture. A great place to start your research is here.