A picture of the sunrise behind the main structure of the church.

An ancient tradition which has endured time–Pentecost. Usually known as the birthday of the Catholic Church. Found in Acts of the Apostles we see that “Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus in order not to lose time in the province of Asia, for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if at all possible, for the day of Pentecost.” Acts 20:16

Father George Maddock, OFM Cap right before the 6:00 AM Mass on Pentecost Sunday 06.2011

Surrounding this beautiful day was the morning itself.  As Father George Maddock, OFM Cap shared with me that morning, “It is so beautiful today! It looks like God painted that beautiful sunrise for us this day!”

I agreed.