Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quote of the Day (The Gospel of John, on “My Father’s House”)

“In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you.”—John 13:2

If you ever find yourself in the northeast corner of New Jersey and feel like visiting a nice little church, you might want to stop at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which serves the town of Mahwah as well as nearby Ramapo College.

Turning the corner from Route 202 in Mahwah to Darlington Avenue last weekend, I just had to stop and take the picture accompanying this post. Your eye will be caught, just as mine was, by this picturesque corner—a historic town schoolhouse now being restored is just across the street, and Ramapo Mountain Reservation is just down Rt. 202. Once inside the church itself, which dates back to 1928, you’ll find a place of peace, the kind of “place for you” mentioned by John the evangelist.

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