Category: Religion

Family (Allyson Bills)

Family is a big part of most cultures around the world, included Irish culture.  This past weekend I spent time with an Irish family that has a little bit of modern and traditional Irish culture mixed together. One of my friends here at UCC that I…

An Irish Wedding (Danny Carpenter)

My Aunt Sonya’s cousin Emer was getting married here in Galway and I was invited along since my uncle was not able go with my aunt.  So early Saturday afternoon I got dressed in my new dress clothes from Penny’s and my aunt, her brother Michael…

A Religious Excursion (Rebecca Larson)

One of my classes had a project where we were to go out into Quito and research something.  Anything.  My group and I decided to compare different religions in the city.  There is a very obvious and large Catholic tradition and population in all of South…

The Spirit of Florence (Ashley Polomis)

One of the classes I took here in Florence was History of Christianity.  I signed up for it because I needed it for a GS level and I certainly did not expect to really take much from it.  Throughout the course I felt like we were…

Charming Churches in Italy (Brittany Mazemke)

One major observation, while abroad, is the immense difference between churches in Italy and churches back home in American, specifically in Wisconsin. Churches here are charming, the walls, ceilings and altars are covered with breathtaking, beautiful, unique art. There are amazing pulpits that are carved with…

Where is the Prayer? (Katie Riesterer)

Being a Roman Catholic in Cork, Ireland has not let me down.  The “universal” meaning of my religion’s name has proven itself true.  The first reading, second reading, gospel, homily, transubstantiation, etc. are ordered and celebrated the same as at home.  All the masses that I…

Cultural Profusion (KJ Scribner)

Studying abroad in London has, and continues to be, the best decision I have made thus far in my life. This fabulous opportunity has allowed me to grow as an individual and better understand the differences and similarities of individuals across the world. The city of…

I’ve Seen the Promised Land (Bojan Francuz)

Recently I stood on top of the Mt. Nebo gazing into Palestine. Here, according to the Bible, Moses once stood when he was first given a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. As I stood there, I couldn’t help but…

Culture Meets Religion (Jack Hayford)

It is interesting to see the way that Catholicism has merged with the local culture of Peru. Just yesterday i was walking home and i saw in front of a Catholic church a band playing  traditional Peruvian music in front of a crucifix. Also, they have a day…