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?