Planning a trip to Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City or Baltimore? Major cities offer so much to see and do—how do you decide what sites to visit? Pauline Books & Media takes the guesswork out of your travel and points you toward our rich American Catholic history. The new Catholic Tour apps offer valuable insight into people and places that will enhance your travel experience while providing faith enrichment along the way.
Did you know? A gift of a commemorative marble stone, from Pope Pius IX to the Washington Monument, prompted an anti-Catholic movement, leading to a series of events that eventually halted construction for 23 years.
Did you know? A Catholic memorial just a few blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan commemorates people of all walks of life who perished in the attacks of 9/11.
Did you know? A statue in the crypt of the U. S. Capitol memorializes the first Maryland Senator Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who was the only Catholic and longest surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Did you know? In the midst of one of Boston’s busiest shopping areas, the Prudential Center—sits a chapel dedicated to Cardinal Richard Cushing in 1969. St. Francis Chapel, an oasis of peace amidst the shops, restaurants and the nearby Hynes Convention Center, is staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.
How do you find these places of local interest?
Catholic Tour Apps are the answer. These newest additions to Pauline Books & Media’s commitment to integrating faith and life, serve as unique guides to the hidden places and secrets that can help you know and embrace Catholic history and culture in America.
These easy-to-use apps offer greetings to the city by a local prominent religious figure. Narration is provided for featured city locations and each location is subdivided with prominent points of interest. Maps, location hours, and visitor info are also provided.
Catholic Tour Apps: Boston and Catholic Tour Apps: Washington, D.C. are available now for purchase for $0.99 at the iTunes app store. New York City and Baltimore, MD will be available in the spring of 2014.