Monthly Archives: October 2013

Be a Saint

All are called by God to be a saint.  The Holy Sprint instills in each the gifts and talents necessary for their saintly calling. The saintliness God desires is to humbly walk with Him, as His son walked with Him, … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Churches of Rome

Basilica of Santa Maria Ara Coeli, a church we celebrated Mass at, is located on the Capitoline Hill.  According to tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child appeared to Augustus Caesar on Capitoline Hill.  The vision of the … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Assisi and the Vatican

Tuesday and Wednesday were long days.  We traveled to Assisi on Tuesday (departed our Hotel at 7 AM and returned to our Hotel after 11 PM).   Assisi is a beautiful town.  We were not permitted to photograph the interior of … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Three Interesting Churches

Santa Andrea delle Fratte is located in central Rome.  St. Maximilian Kolbe said his first mass in this beautiful Basilica.   Santa Andrea delle Fratte is also know for the appearance of Our Blessed Mother to Guesta Cappella (an avowed atheist) … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Sunday Angelus and Catacombs

Our day started at Saint Peter’s Square with the Sunday Angelus of Pope Francis.  The square was filled with tens of thousands of people.  Pope Francis spoke of the need to “pray always, without growing weary.”  The readers of my … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – St. Paul

Today our pilgrimage brought us to Roman churches associated with St. Paul.  In the morning we visited the Basilicas of Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana.  These basilicas are decided to the two daughters of Pudens (2 Timothy 4:21).   Pudens was … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage

My blogs for the next week will feature some of the churches I am visiting on a pilgrimage to Rome. Today we visited two churches in district of Trastevere, the Basilica of Santa Maria and St. Cecilia Church.  In the … Continue reading

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