Humility. That little rascal keeps chasing me down and running me over. Why, oh why, won’t you leave me alone, humility? For weeks now, several people I spiritually admire have used that word when chatting with me. They are in good company. St. Augustine once said the three most important factors in the spiritual life are humility, humility, and … [Read more…]
Lino Rulli is just plain funny. So funny, in fact, that he almost runs the risk of not being taken seriously. However, in his latest book of humorous anecdotes and thoughtful reflections, he engages and entertains, yet enlightens and evangelizes. I recently welcomed the opportunity to interview Lino about Saint, and he didn’t disappoint. Following the interview, learn how to win a free copy of the book.
Today’s all-things Conclave/who’s the next pope/Rome/Catholic media craziness must-read of the day —> how a guy who leads Catholic pilgrimages named Mountain slipped past security with only an iPhone and no press credentials during Cardinal Dolan’s last presser before the Conclave. Not only that, Mountain spoke to Cardinal Dolan and asked his Eminence to greet the pilgrims traveling with him. And the good cardinal did just that.
And this is why we will only travel on pilgrimage with The Catholic Traveler!
Read We Survived the Beatification (Part 1) 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!
2:00 a.m. – Sitting outside Saint Peter’s Square with, oh, probably at least a million others waiting for the beatification Mass for Pope John Paul. The crowd, comprised of people all over the world, is energized and eager. We are blessed to be here, witnessing this moment in history. More updates to come as events … [Read more…]
Last summer, we were selected for the Greece & Turkey pilgrimage with Lino Rulli and The Catholic Guy Show! However, when the Beatification of Pope John Paul II was announced, our travel coordinator The Catholic Traveler did some fast rearranging to include it in our itinerary. Tune in Friday, April 29 when Lino will be … [Read more…]