Treasure on the Detroit-Chicago Road: Historic Stations of the Cross

St. Joseph Church - Brooklyn MI - original

If you travel about 75 miles west from Detroit along old Highway 12, the road which owes its existence to the lobbying efforts of Father Gabriel Richard, you’ll come upon the Irish Hills. Recreational paradise for Michiganders for the past hundred or so years, the Irish Hills offer idyllic lakes full of fish, topped with motorboats pulling waterskiers. Friendly campgrounds, antique shops, a kitschy “Mystery Hill”…. What else could a vacationer want?Well, for one thing, you’ll want to stop to … [Read more...]

Deepen Your Lenten Experience With “Living Stations of the Cross”

Looking for a way to deepen your Lenten experience this year? If you’re in southeastern Michigan, consider attending a performance of The Living Stations of the Cross at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Read the story:The music minister opened the door of the confessional, and it was stuffed top to bottom with garbage bags.  The smell and dust was horrible.  As I moved one of the bags, a small, wooden suitcase fell out from the top of the bags and landed on my foot.  I sat … [Read more...]