Patrick Murphy wears rose-window-colored glasses on his jaunts through Missouri’s villages and metropolises.
Raised “culturally Catholic” before being properly welcomed into the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Mr. Murphy combines the “energy of a convert” with the familiarity of a “lifer” while on pilgrimage to holy places throughout the state.
“I think I find everything a bit more exciting,” he asserted, “as in, ‘Look at this! And then there’s this! That’s really cool!’”