By Caitlin Kerfin
PENNSYLVANIA---If you're looking for a vacation that recharges the body and soul, try visting some of the area's shrines and historic religious spots. Pennsylvania is known for its history in being a place for religious freedom, so there are plenty to choose from. [link]
Here are some of our favorites:
- The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic shrine for Our Blessed Mother Mary.
- The Sacred Heart Basilica, also known as Conewago Chapel, was built in 1741.
- The York Friends Meeting- Center for Quaker activities was built in 1766 and an addition was built a few years later, called "the new wing.
- Lancaster is home of the fourth oldest Jewish burial ground in North America.
- Conrad Beissel, founder of Ephrata, started his own Anabaptist congregation in the mid-18th century.
- Immaculate Conception Church in Allentown has the National Shrine Centre- Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas inside.
- After visiting the parish that was dedicated by St. John Neumann, visit his shrine in the St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Philadelphia.