Cindy from 'I Owe It All To Him' invited us blogger friends to share our favorite inspirational places...
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita is my favorite place of inspiration. It is one of many, I love the oceans, however...the Cathedral is #1! For many years I have been celebrating Mass here in this Church, almost daily. I have been so blessed because the Cathedral has been in walking distance from work places for over 12 years and I haven't take fact for granted. I tell friends, this 'spiritual food' is what I need most on my lunch break'...I think others may feel similar. Sometimes friends asked if they could join me and of course I said yes. Some places just grow on you...some times we grow in places.
I have quite a few of interesting memories of just getting there...little old me....tracking down the sidewalk on the coldest winter days over the many years...the snow sometimes being so deep that cars were barely able to maneuver. There were those cold winter days, the freezing wind would steal my breath and the streets were completely iced over with thick sheets of glass. Wet soggy days when the street was so full of water it looked like a river! Then my favorite days...perfectly cool autumn days then the gentle wind blows the old ash tree yellow leaves all about...spilling them up and down the steps and they look like gold!
I have many great memories of also being in this very special place with my husband renewing our Wedding vows (a special yearly event that our wonderful Bishop officiates), the lovely Christmas eve I met one of my daughters for Mass. Other memories of being there with family and running into old friends or being a guest at a wedding or other special celebration. One of my very favorite times is after daily Mass, if I can stay a little while longer. When the altar candles are extinguished, the main lights turned off and last person has departed...there's one ceiling light that pops on overhead...and the Cathedral becomes so quiet you can hear a pin drop. It's then I have my best friend all to myself...I sit and ponder His love.
Oh yes, you may want to know if there are bells St. Mary's? Yes, and I love hearing them ring to remind me I better hurry, something good is going to happen.
Looking forward to seeing a photo and hearing all about your favorite place of inspiration too.