Tag Archives: Church

A Place of Pilgrimmage

I have lived in Ottawa most of my life, but it was only this week that I visited Notre Dame Basilica for the first time. Which is not surprising. When you live in a place you have a routine. Things that appeal to tourists aren’t necessarily part of your daily life. You check them out […]

The Test of Time

Last time I was in Freiburg, Germany, I noticed a different-looking church near one of the tram stops. It was modern architecture, which definitely makes it stand out in a country of old churches. (The church around the corner from our apartment is more than 1,000 years old.) I didn’t take a picture, or go […]

Yesterday’s Post is Only A Day Late

(Time is running out. If you haven’t had a chance yet to answer my mini-survey about this blog, click here. It won’t take long, and your feedback will help me decide what I should be posting here.) My computer decided to cooperate for today. Mind you, I have forgotten what I planned to say yesterday, but […]


The church service at St. Cyriak, just a minute’s walk from our apartment, is at 10 on Sunday mornings. I gather it has been for centuries. But 10 a.m. isn’t when it starts. St. Cyriak is part of a multiple point pastoral charge, including churches in Laufen and St. Ilgen. There used to be a […]

Church on Sunday

Regular readers of this blog know that I attend church on Sunday, no matter where I am or what the local language. I could explain why at length, but I have no intention today of writing about Christian theology or practice. I am supposed to attend a different sort of church service this morning, a […]

Black Forest Ramble – VIII

When we entered the Lebensweg above the Black Forest village of  St. Ulrich, we did so from behind the church from which the village takes its name. It was founded by St. Ulrich himself almost a thousand years ago, and the monastery he started is still attached to the church where he is buried. I […]

Black Forest Ramble – I

It was a beautiful Saturday, so I took the afternoon off work. It has been a while – it seems Saturdays there is always something that comes up that requires sitting at the computer or going out and doing something for someone. My wife said she had heard of a nice walk in the Black […]