A Visit to
Heaven (an Evangelical's visit to a Catholic seminary)
My brother is a Roman Catholic seminarian, and I visited him at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland the last couple days to see him installed in his second-to-last office (acolyte) before hopefully being ordained a priest (in about two years). Let me tell you what I found among the more than 150 seminarians I spent a couple days with.
None of them is not explained yet, here are some fact and pictures about each of them…
Earth from Space
NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock who is currently aboard the International Space Station shares pictures of the Earth he snaps with the world through internet. These pictures are just breathtaking!!
The High Church:
Chapel That Really Is That Little Bit Closer to God
This is the church where religious leaders really are preaching from on high - perched 130ft on top of a pillar of rock.
World Cities with the Best Dazzling Skylines
Panoramic View of
Official Marian Pilgrim Center
Our Lady Of Good
Health, Velankanni Church, Tamil Nadu
Velankanni is fondly known as the Lourdes of the East. Millions of pilgrims visit the Shrine throughout the year, praying to Our Lady for various needs and thanking her for the favors received through her intercession.
Virtual Tour of
the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome
This is the oldest, and ranks first among the four great "patriarchal" basilicas of Rome.
Virtual Tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
A virtual tour of Christ's burial place, enclosed within this church.
Tour of St. Paul-Outside-the Walls [ Burial Place of St. Paul], Vatican City
A 360 degree tour of the Basilica, including a view of the apostle's tomb.
Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican City
A spectacular view of the Sistine Chapel via Virtual Reality.
India's Niagara Falls
Enjoy the natural beauty of these Water Falls in Kerala
Where St. Alphonsa is buried.
7 Months in
George Aramath, son of an Indian Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Priest from Texas, stayed in Kerala from August 2007 until May 2008 - for 7 months. George wanted to experience the rich Syriac Orthodox tradition of his parents and become "keralized". He has penned his experiences in a random basis in his journal. It is very interesting.
White Plains, NY, May - 2009
Flower in the world
The largest flower in the world was born in Río Blanco , Veracruz , México. Two meters high and weighing 75 kilos, it has the peculiarity of blooming only during three days every 40 years.
Waterfall - Yosemite National Park
The spectacular view of the waterfall is created by the reflection of sunlight hitting the falling water at a specific angle.
Most Expensive Saree
It is more expensive than a Ferrari! Chennai Silks, a textile unit, has come up with one of a kind saree that it hopes will give it an unmistakable entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most unique and expensive saree.
From the largest church to the largest airplane - take a look!!
Lexiaguo - An Amazingly Colorful Place in China
The beauty of this place need to be experienced. It is not in the normal Tourist Promoted areas. Enjoy the scenery!
Our Lady of Snows Kallikulam Shrine
Thousands of people of all faiths, from all over India, have visited Kallikulam and have left spiritually strengthened and renewed. Countless unbelievers and physically or mentally afflicted, have been converted and healed.
Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan
The Japanese love flowers, and wisteria are among their favorites. Wisteria are called fuji in Japanese. One of the best places to view fuji flowers in Japan is the Ashikaga Flower Park.
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