Saturday, June 27, 2009

Howdy Pilgrims!

The Americans have landed in Rome and the first ever FrassatiUSA Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Pier Giorgio is underway! We began with a private Mass in the chapel of San Lorenzo at the beautiful Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. The Pope will be there tomorrow evening for special vespers to close the jubilee year of St. Paul.

A bunch of us went on a major walking tour this afternoon hitting spots like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, the Pantheon, etc. We also wandered into the first McDonald's in all of Italy. Tomorrow will we say hello to the Pope and all of ancient Rome and then have pizza with Pier Giorgio's niece Wanda Gawonska.

Praying for your intentions as we began the novena today together. Hope you will join us in spirit. Vers l'alto!

1 comment:

Jarzembowski said...

Best wishes on your pilgrimage. We will be praying through Pier Giorgio's intercession this weekend as we celebrate his feast day (and American independence... a nice combination). God bless!