Manya L. Brachear | Mar. 27, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
There's nothing extraordinary about Aidan Gillespie's daily commute on the No. 50 bus down Damen Avenue. Perhaps that's why the Roman Catholic schoolteacher chose the train Tuesday for a more spiritual journey.
Setting out before dawn, Gillespie, 25, rode every line of Chicago's "L" from end to end, reflecting on the Stations of the Cross, a devotion marking the events that led to Christ's crucifixion.
Along the way he stopped at 10 houses of worship to take in their grandeur, meditate and pray. Seventeen hours and 145 CTA stations later, he landed back where he started and completed the journey.