Birmingham, Alabama

This week, I had the distinct privilege of spending a few days in Birmingham, Alabama. At the moment, the real reason for my “mission” to “the Magic City” remains under wraps. This was not really a touristic trip, but rather a work trip. But I thought it would be great to share a few highlights of the journey in another video. I hope to get back to Birmingham soon for a full exploration!

Destination Name:

Birmingham, Alabama


Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089.

Closest Catholic Church:

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

A Bible passage to ponder while you’re here:

Open your mouth in behalf of the mute, and for the rights of the destitute; Open your mouth, judge justly, defend the needy and the poor! Proverbs 31:8-9

Saintly Companions for your Journey:

What you’ll find here:

  • Birmingham was a center of the Civil Rights movement. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, adjacent to the 16th Street Baptist Church, paints a vivid portrait of the city’s place in history.
  • The television studios of EWTN — the Eternal Word Television Network — are located in Irondale, Alabama, a short drive from Birmingham. Plan to make a visit to the small EWTN chapel, to enjoy the studio tour, and perhaps to even take in a live taping. The studio grounds also has a lovely gift and book shop. If you have more time, consider a day trip to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.
  • A walking tour of Birmingham’s historic downtown offers sightseeing, religious houses of worship, cultural opportunities and shopping.

Be sure to check out:

If you’re looking to shop, dine or simply want a lovely view of the city, check out The Summit.

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About Lisa M. Hendey

As a Catholic who loves her faith and a frequent adventurer who’s always up for a new journey, Lisa is a wife and mom, a writer, a speaker and an impassioned traveler. Visit her at to keep up with her comings and goings.