The Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

Many cathedrals or churches, plus a popular university, bear the name, Notre Dame, but one of the oldest and arguably, the most well-known, is the cathedral in Paris, France.  The cathedral is located on the Île de la Cité, one of the two small islands in the middle of the Seine River.  Construction began over 850 years […]

Nice, France – More than Just a Beach

The French Riviera, also called the Côte d’Azur, or Azure Coast, extends from the Italian border to Saint-Tropez.  The beautiful coastline and blue water drew artists and writers to the area at the beginning of the 20th century.  After WWII, it became a popular tourist area and today is home to many celebrities. Nice is the […]

Worship in a Foreign Language

Europe has the most amazing churches!  Years ago when my aunt visited Europe for the first time, she insisted that she would not be bringing home tons of pictures of churches like her friends had.  “Seeing that many churches has to be boring,” she said.  When she returned from her trip, however, she had filled rolls […]