What are the must-see sacred places all around the globe? The religion editors at the Huffington Post put together a list of 50 they suggest as the ones to visit at least once in a lifetime. Some are obvious - Stonhenge in England, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. Others are unfamiliar and new to me - the Saut-d'Eau waterfalls, a place of Marian devotion, and voodoo worship in Haiti.
As with any list of this sort, someone with a similar background or expertise will note the glaring omissions. My impressions? I have no problem with the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C. but I’m amazed that St. Patrick’s in NYC got snubbed. And with all the Spanish mission churches from California to Texas, they should at least include a site like the beautifully restored Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas.
Altogether, the list is inspiring. For me, the Barcelona trip is a must. But then again, with a trip to Turkey my wife and I could see both the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Neither place is on our current vacation list, but perhaps one day we’ll find a good reason to go.