Doors, Doors, Doors

Doors, Doors, Doors

They come in all sizes, colours, styles and materials yet serve the same purpose – as an entrance to an establishment, building, business, house or residence. I’m talking about doors. It has always fascinated me how much time and artistic efforts were...
Pilgrimage to Eggenburg

Pilgrimage to Eggenburg

It’s been an annual tradition of the Vienna English Speaking Catholic Community to go on a Marian pilgrimage every October. The destination has for the past years always been either to Mariazell in the Styrian Alps or to Klein Mariazell in the Vienna woods. For...
Shades of Turin

Shades of Turin

We spent three days in Turin in August — as a side trip really from Milan and Lake Como — and discovered much to our (pleasant) surprise that Turin has much, much more to offer than just the Shroud and football. Shades of Turin by Rodolfo Quevenco on...
Churches and Cathedrals: A Photo Series

Churches and Cathedrals: A Photo Series

I recently completed a three-part photo series on churches and cathedrals all done on the Exposure platform. It was a project that you can literally say took years in the making and one that sort of happened by chance. Through the years, I’ve noticed that...
A Pilgrimage to Mariazell

A Pilgrimage to Mariazell

Located in the picturesque valley of Salza amid the north Styrian Alps, the city of Mariazell is rather small with a population of just over 3000 inhabitants. Yet, its reputation is larger than life. More than a million people visit the city each year. While some do...
A holy water font

A holy water font

In European churches, holy water fonts or stoups come in all forms and sizes and are sometimes architectural wonders by themselves. Spouts are mostly placed at the entrances of churches for the faithful to dip their fingers in and to make the sign of the cross before...