Clip: Church Hopping: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

12 Oct


A car packed with teenagers was speeding down the street at the exact moment we were approaching the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on foot.  It was an unseasonably warm October day in 2011, and the car window was rolled down.  Or maybe the rebellious, rowdy passengers rolled it down when they saw us, a group of about twenty-five people, looking eagerly toward the Stations of the Cross.  ”God sucks!” a teenager yelled to the support of his peers.  The car vanished down the road as we turned around.


Read the rest of my article Church Hopping: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on Burnside Writers Collective and discover how Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, JFK and Jackie Kennnedy, and endangered languages are connected to this place.


3 Responses to “Clip: Church Hopping: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes”

  1. aquaverse October 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Jack Kerouac program on NPR “Tell Me More” right now. Thought of you. I’m sure it’s available as a podcast.

    All the best,

    Ronald Fischman

    “Cesar, may I call you that, here you will use every contact to maximize the value you build for other people. When you create value for others, you increase the belief that clients…have in you – in the value you provide.” – Anna, from my novel 3 Through History


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