Monday, 16 September 2013
30 Days of Photos IV - Day 16 - Biblical
I wracked my brain over this prompt. Biblical? What do I know about the bible? Sure I was raised Catholic but it's been some time since I've been a practicing member.
So I hopped in the car and drove downtown and snapped a photo of St. Patrick's Basilica. Built in 1875, St. Patrick's is the city's oldest English-speaking Roman Catholic Church.
Funny thing. When I was a kid my buddies and I would whisper and fool around during mass at Holy Cross Church. The pastor was Father Francis French who would stop the mass and tell us to calm down or remind us what page we were on in the prayer book.
Father French became Monsignor French at St. Patrick's from 1977 to 1993, where he said mass, heard confessions and presided over the distribution of Holy Communion to faithful parishioners.
I ended up working for the federal government and 10 years after Monsignor French had left St. Patrick's I arrived in that glass building to the right as Director General of Communications at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Loaves and fishes?
Join me in worshiping at the feet of Ziva today for the rest of the biblical prompts.