Lit candles are common in most Catholic churches around the world.  According to A Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals, Catholics light candles to show solidarity with other Christians around the world and to show solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is being offered. To me candles have always been a symbol of hope […]

In the 1830s, French missionary Father Benedict Roux built a log cabin church named St. John Francis Regis on the site of what would ultimately become the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  The cornerstone of the Cathedral was placed in 1882, and construction was completed the following year.  The interior of the Cathedral was renovated in 1955, […]

The Allegro Children’s Choir recently performed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  Although I wasn’t in a good spot to get a photo of my daughter singing, I was able to get a photo of this parent snapping her singer’s photo with her camera. You Might Also Enjoy: Dress Rehearsal with the Kansas City Symphony Multiples: […]

Several photobloggers have recently shared photos that relate to the theme “multiples” based upon a challenge posted by Ailsa.  I’m sure I’m late to the party, but “multiples” popped in my head as I took this shot at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception yesterday when my daughter was singing there with her choir. These crosses […]

I’m still not that confident about my night photography.  Even as I play with my camera settings and use a tripod (okay, this time it was a make-shift tripod along the seawall), my shots still look a bit more grainy and a bit less crisp than the others I see.  That said, these were my […]