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…]

The Buddha in My Phone

To my embarrassment, I’ve become one of those people who keep bringing up meditation in conversation, extolling its benefits and urging people to try it. [Read more…]

The Splendor of Tikal

Tikal, one of the largest Mayan sites, is a place of mystery and grandeur. [Read more…]

Finding the Holy In a Tradition Not My Own

Our time in Mayan holy sites enriched my understanding of my own spiritual heritage. [Read more…]