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Masjid-Al-Aman is a mosque that sits near the border of Queens and Brooklyn in East New York, and offers prayers five times a day. But some residents say the mosque’s azan, or call to prayer, is a nuisance—neighbors have filed 156 noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman.
A first-time New York City Marathon participant is ready to honor the saints in a unique way – by running with them.
The Nov. 1 race coincides with the Feast of All Saints, and Lillie Romeiser, 30, asked friends to pick a favorite saint to intercede for her.
“I was looking for a way to be united with my friends and family and also obviously to worship God and make it a prayerful experience,” said Romeiser.
With the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, New Yorkers of various creeds reflected on the role of faith in their lives.