Friday, 16 March 2018

Nigel Continues One Of Our Holiday Traditions

As you know, it’s a bit of a tradition that we try to find a few moments to visit a quaint old church at some point during our holidays to remember those who can’t be with us any more and to that end Nigel thought he would like to continue said tradition in New York …….
…… however, it soon became very apparent that New York doesn’t really have many quaint old churches in among the skyscrapers, so  in the end Nigel found himself doing huge, imposing and Catholic in the guise of St Patricks Cathedral………
…… but really, when it comes to it …. lighting a candle, is lighting a candle wherever and whatever the church you’re in. 
However, finding somewhere for a reflective moment was a little more problematic for Nigel, because St Patricks Cathedral has a total of twenty one side altars, each dedicated to a different saint, and Nigel, not wishing to offend any of them, decided it might be best to just sit right  in the middle, in front of the main altar.
He also spotted a confessional box, but thought that if he went in, he might be in there for rather a long time, so comforted himself with the idea that perhaps sins committed in another land (to wit the UK) might not count in the US.  What on earth is he like?


Mr.D said...

A very famous cathedral. It has been used in many movies too.

Dianne said...

Dear Nigel, bless him......St. Patrick's cathedral is very famous and since it can be imposing, your choice of where to sit was a wise move.....lovely you are seeing so many different sides of NYC......Love, Dianne

Anonymous said...

I'm with young Nige on this - less said the better. JantheFan x

Di said...

This gave me goosebumps - doesn't seem that long ago since I lit a little candle in there - and also do the same wherever I can. Am loving reading all about the NY adventures!


Di xx