I never had a deep understanding of religion, I never understood what it was. Growing up, I formed my own path of belief. I was curious about religion and wanted to understand people’s dedication towards it. This project Stella Maris was the opportunity to answer my curiosity.
It was not the stereotypical symbolism that drew me to this project, such as the churches and services, but the people who are the religious community for their chosen beliefs.
My project took me to unexpected locations, which until now, I did not expect to find these communities in. With every group of people that I met, I was welcomed with open arms. Each individual was caring and willingly spoken to me about their personal spiritual journey.