With organized religion becoming increasingly divisive and
politicized and Americans abandoning their pews in droves, it's
easy to question aspects of traditional spirituality and devotion.
In response to this shifting landscape, Sonja Livingston undertakes
a variety of expeditions—from a mobile confessional in Cajun
Country to a eucharistic procession in Galway, Ireland, to the
Death and Marigolds Parade in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Mass in
a county jail on Thanksgiving Day—to better understand devotion in
her own life.The Virgin of Prince Street chronicles her quest,
offering an intimate and unusually candid view into Livingston's
relationship with the swiftly changing Catholic Church and into her
own changing heart. Ultimately, Livingston's meditations on quirky
rituals and fading traditions thoughtfully and dynamically
interrogate traditional elements of sacramental devotion,
especially as they relate to concepts of religion, relationships,
and the sacred.