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, […]

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 […]

With about 1,000 fewer graves than the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten is the third largest war cemetery in Europe for unidentified soldiers who perished in WWII.  In addition to neat rows of more than 8,000 white crosses and Stars of David, Margraten has two walls […]