The May 2011 issue of TheÂ Catholic Mirror is now out! Sure, the priest reassignments are certainly the hot topic for the month, but there is also a story on the front page that is near and dear to our hearts – our “we survived the beatification” story!Â Thanks to Anne Marie Cox, Mirror staff, for collecting … [Read more…]
This past Sunday, my son celebrated his fifth communion. I know because he told me. Heâ€™s been counting and says he plans to keep counting until he is an old man hobbling down the aisle. I hope he does. Personally, I love to envision him bent over a walker, shuffling down the aisle, murmuring, â€œthree … [Read more…]
Read We Survived the Beatification (Part 1)Â first. Before we all got separated, our pilgrimage guide Mountain Butorac (The Catholic Traveler) had encouraged us to keep to the right (left in the photo). Initially, this seemed like a huge mistake. Not only did we get split up, but the crowd swept us into a portico outside … [Read more…]
It was Day One of our pilgrimage. After seeing some of the major sites of Rome, we went out for dinner as a group. But on the way back to our hotel, things changed. Around 11:00 PM while going around the streets blocked off for the 1 million plus people expected to cram the streets … [Read more…]
It has been quite busy on pilgrimage the last few days! We were finally able to connect to a data plan, but given we are minutes away from porting at Patmos, this will be a quick update. Here are two pictures of our adventures this morning at Ephesus.
8:15 a.m. – We got into the piazza! Millions of people here!