I went into NYC with my friend, Mickie, and our goal was two-fold. We took the train in and allowed ourselves plenty of time to walk to St. Patrick's Cathedral. We wanted to see the results of the extensive renovation and restoration that had been going on for 3 1/2 years.
The last time I had been to St.Pat's, although beautiful, it had been so dark and gloomy inside. No more! Who knew that all that white was hiding under years of grime. We went to the 10:15 Mass because that is the one that has the choir singing and they were impressive. We are both practicing Catholics so we were so honored to receive Communion from Archbishop Dolan.
Although not the largest Catholic church in the country (that one is in Washington, DC.) it is probably the most visited and well known. No matter what your faith, if you are ever in NYC, treat yourself to a visit to this magnificent cathedral. All are welcome. To see more pictures and learn more about the restoration, go to their website here.
The second part of our Sunday, after lunch, was seeing The Book Of Mormon, the highly irreverent play that pokes fun at everybody. We jokingly said that we got our dispensation at Church to see this naughty show. We thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed our heads off.