Holy Rover Makes Its Debut

The newly released Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God is a memoir told through trips to a dozen holy sites around the world. Read more

Announcing Holy-Rover-the-Book

My new book “Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, & God” (a memoir built around 12 pilgrimages) will be released in September. Read more

Bay View: A Chautauqua on Lake Michigan

Michigan’s Bay View Association was founded as part of the Chautauqua movement, which grew out of the need for spiritual renewal after the Civil War. Read more

The Spiritual Side of Michigan’s Mackinac Island

The Native American Cultural History Trail on Michigan’s Mackinac Island explores the spiritual side of this beloved tourist destination. Read more

An Unexpected Shrine in the Middle of the Big Woods

The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods is a peaceful spot for reflection in the middle of the dense forests of northern Michigan. Read more

Letters To Saint Francis

Abigail Carroll sends Saint Francis a series of letters in the form of poems in the lovely book A Gathering of Larks. Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe, At Last

I finally get the chance to tour the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, one of the most visited holy sites in the world. Read more

Mexico City’s Teotihuacan: The City of the Gods

In a valley about 30 miles from Mexico City lies one of the world’s greatest archeological treasures: Teotihaucan. Read more

Pondering Life & Death in the Templo Mayor in Mexico City

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor provides rich material for thinking about the dualities of existence: light and dark, good and evil, life and death. Read more

The Aztecs: The Worst Neighbors in the World

In Mexico City, I explore the legacy of the Aztecs at the National Museum of Anthropology. Read more

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