Written by: Denise Serafini on Sunday, November 19, 2017Taking the tour at Trinity Heights Shrine was similar to getting treated like a queen for a day. When I arrived at the main building, I was greeted by Terry Hegarty, Executive Director at Trinity Heights Shrine, and Connie Funk, one of the Shrine trustees. They arranged to take me on the tour via golf cart. It was a truly hot day and they wanted to be sure I got to take in every aspect of the shrine in a way that would maximize the experience while minimizing any potential for heat exhaustion. What a treat! Not only was I escorted in comfort, I had the best guides to provide historical information and details I would otherwise never have been privy to. Trinity Heights offers more than two dozen shrines, memorial garden spots and quiet corners for prayer and reflection amidst 14 acres of spacious walkways and soft green spaces. These peaceful grounds, which were the former sites for Trinity College and high school provide a peaceful setting to stroll, pray and reflect. The shrine is bound on either end by two statues of more than 30 feet, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each of these statues are visible from any point you visit within the shrine. As we were going from shrine to shrine, Terry told the story of how he came to be associated with the Trinity Heights. It seems he was a UPS driver and he would take time on his lunch break every day to say a rosary near the grounds that were slowly being built up to create this oasis of peace dedicated to the Trinity and Our Lady. There must have been something special in those prayers Terry offered up on a daily basis since years later Terry ended up in his role as Shrine Director.