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I&C On the Road: Tryon, North Carolina

We’re back, after an eventful few days. On Friday, you might remember, I was to have driven a group of boys — the Holy Crusaders from our parish — to the U.S. Army Chaplain Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. This plan did not materialize. I had lost my van’s registration . . . . Continue Reading »

The Way of the Cross . . .

. . . as a sort of baptized feng shui would get to me, too, after a while, I think. This cruciform decorating mania of Jody’s reminds me somehow of a day I spent in Little Walsingham years ago. This Norfolk village, as you may or may not recall, rejoices in the title of “England’s . . . . Continue Reading »

Speaking of Crosses

Some weeks ago, my friend Debbie and I were looking for cross images. She had a specific goal in mind: she and her daughters were making a processional canopy for Father to use at Corpus Christi, and she wanted the image of a Greek Cross to trace onto the fabric, so that the girls could embroider . . . . Continue Reading »

You Say Tomato

Here’s an interesting sculptural specimen I ran across in the crypt at the Episcopal Church of the Frescoes in Glendale Springs, North Carolina, back in June. It is, as you can see, a representation of Our Lord wearing what looks like a pashmina, or maybe a camel’s-hair hand-me-down from . . . . Continue Reading »

The I&C Church Challenge

Still open. Still happenin. Still where you want to be. Feel liberated to browse our current contenders for “Churches That Make People Uncomfortable,” “Desperate Churches for Desperate People,” and more! Got a church? Submit a church. Don’t see an applicable category? . . . . Continue Reading »

Back Soon . . .

Today’s our Latin Mass day. Typically we go to Mass at noon, and then we stay at church all day, because there’s Holy Hour at six, and friends of ours who drive an hour to Mass don’t bother to go home in between services. They bring picnic lunches and schoolwork and make a day of . . . . Continue Reading »

Religious Art and the Artiste

My friend—well, maybe not friend, exactly, since we’ve never met, but, anyway, Mark Shea, a guy I’ve exchanged emails with, is invading Icons & Curiosities territory and (may harpies claw away his sandals and make a painful snack of toes) doing it better than I can. Noting this . . . . Continue Reading »

Churchwalk With Me

Move over, O McLeansboro, Illinois. Move right on over. Join me now, gentle reader, from the air-conditioned comfort of your computer desk, for a stroll around my hot, dry little North Carolina town, replete as it is with churches of many vintages. We’ll start at the COVNTY COVRT HOVSE. The . . . . Continue Reading »

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