I am a Catholic. Finding and visiting a Catholic church during the duration of my travel has always been like something automatic. It’s like an involuntary response of saying Thank You every time I am heftily rewarded.
And now that I am in New York, I made sure that the Catholic church that I would visit to say my sincerest gratitude to the Holy Heavens would not just be any other ordinary church. I made sure to enter and visit the largest neo-gothic cathedral in the United States, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
St. Patrick’c Cathedral is as magnificent as it is massive. What is so unique with St. Patrick’s Cathedral is that it is a European-style of a church that is centrally located at America’s ode to consumerism and one of the most expensive shopping district, the 5th Avenue, no less.
It comes not as a big surprise then that St. Patrick is the patron saint of a local Catholic New Yorker. And despite its being located in the busy street of 5th Avenue, as you walk in and gaze heavenward, achieving the sense of peace and solemnity seem easy to achieve. Thus, saying a deep prayer and thanks was something uncomplicated and effortless to do inside.
And just like any other Catholic church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral definitely completed my NY adventure.
San Patrisyo, salamat…