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Pilgrimage To  Italy  2010 Pilgrimage To Italy 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • Pilgrimage to Italy St. Patrick, Kokomo St. Joan of Arc, Kokomo June 17-27, 2010
  • Pilgrimage to Italy From June 17 to June 27, 2010, we were blessed with the opportunity to go on a Pilgrimage to Italy. This is the record of that trip as recorded by Chuck and Sheila Springer. We hope you will enjoy the experience…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Holy Mass with our three Pilgrimage Spiritual Directors, Father Brian Dudzinski, Father Ted Dudzinski, and Father Andrew Dudzinski prior to departure, St. Patrick’s, Kokomo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Preparing for departure, St. Patrick’s, Kokomo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Preparing for departure, St. Patrick’s, Kokomo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Preparing for departure, St. Patrick’s, Kokomo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Send off to the pilgrims from Father Ted
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Father Dudzinski, Alexa Richey, Leah Brinson and Olivia Lupini, holding down the back of the bus on the way to Chicago
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Jennifer Zachman, Taylor Fruth, Deb Hunt and Fr. Dudzinski Waiting on our flight to Rome at O’Hare Airport, Chicago
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Chuck and Sheila Springer on the plane headed for Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Karla Richey, Arika Richey and Father Dudzinski on the plane headed for Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 Ann O’Connor, Leah Daily, Jimmy O’Connor and Carly O’Connor talking to Alexa Richey (we think) on the plane headed for Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 1 - Thursday, June 17 From back to front, Tracey Stalhood and daughter Taylor, Deb Hunt, Sophia Stephenson, Sheryl Zachman, Maria Martino, Neil Zachman, Mary Vas and sons Erick and Chris all on the plane headed for Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Gotta love those Pratt & Whitney JT9D jet engines, especially at 30,000 feet! By the way, this is an illegal picture taken at great personal risk for good of the Pilgrimage.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 More illegal photo activity on the tarmac at Rome’s International Airport
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Tour Director Paolo welcoming the Pilgrims to Rome, Italy
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Fathers Dudzinski, Pete Logsdon and the Vases in the hotel lobby preparing to go Rome sight seeing.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Ponte Cestio, erected over the Tiber River in the first century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Ancient Christian Church in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Nero’s Golden House, built after the Great Roman Fire in 64 AD
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Nero’s Golden House, built after the Great Roman Fire in 64 AD
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Arch of Constantine, erected in 315 AD. This was the last arch to be built.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Arch of Constantine, erected in 315 AD. This was the last arch to be built.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum sits next to the Arch of Constantine
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The pedestrian rings leading to the interior of the Roman Coliseum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The interior of the Roman Coliseum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The interior of the Roman Coliseum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Fr. Andrew Dudzinski and Fr. Brian Dudzinski inside the Roman Coliseum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Micaela Crites pointing to the newest discovery inside the Coliseum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Coliseum, built in 1st century AD, took 10 years to complete.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Ancient Christian Church in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Roman Ruins
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Fr. Dudzinski and the CN’s, Sheila, Kelly and Karla
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Pilgrims getting the Roman story from tour guide Chincia
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Outside the walls of the Coliseum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Forum. Some ruins date to 7th century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Forum. Some ruins date to 7th century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Forum. Some ruins date to 7th century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Forum. Some ruins date to 7th century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Forum. Some ruins date to 7th century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 The Roman Forum. Some ruins date to 7th century BC
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Group photo in front of Chiesa Nuova, also called Santa Maria in Vallicella ("Our Lady in the Little Valley"). The church was completed in 1605 AD.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Interior of Chiesa Nuova, the principal church of the Oratorians, a religious congregation of secular priests, founded by St. Philip Neri in 1561
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Upper sanctuary of Chiesa Nuova
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Upper sanctuary of Chiesa Nuova
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Paintings on the ceiling of Chiesa Nuova
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Painting of St. Philip Neri inside Chiesa Nuova
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 2 - Friday, June 18 Father Dudzinski celebrates Holy Mass at Chiesa Nuova flanked by statues of St. Peter and St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Peter’s Square in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Peter’s Square in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The Vatican Obelisk, in the center of St. Peter’s Square, was originally erected in Egypt in the 15th century BC and later moved to Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Statues of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Peter’s Square
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The Papal Altar inside St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Mosaic above the sanctuary in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Mosaic above the sanctuary in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Arch in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Ceiling of the dome above the sanctuary in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Section of the original floor from the old St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. John Baptist de la Salle, St. Helena, and St. John Bosco are among the 39 statues of saints in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Tomb of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Tomb of Pope John XXIII in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Papal tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Praying before a Papal tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Chapel of Our Lady - Queen of the Hungarians in the Vatican Grottoes of St. Peter’s
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Holy Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady - Queen of the Hungarians The Chapel was dedicated by Pope John Paul II in 1980 with a Papal Mass
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Holy Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady - Queen of the Hungarians The Chapel was dedicated by Pope John Paul II in 1980 with a Papal Mass
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Michelangelo’s Pieta in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Mater Ecclesiae or Mother Church, near St. Peter’s Square
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Visitor’s line for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Visitor’s line for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 We moved quickly to the “Happy Line”
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Tapestry inside the Tapestry Room in the Vatican Museum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Tapestry inside the Tapestry Room in the Vatican Museum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Ceiling inside the Map Room in the Vatican Museum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Ceiling inside the Map Room in the Vatican Museum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Ceiling inside the Map Room in the Vatican Museum
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The Wall of Judgment inside the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Lori, Shelby, Leah and Taylor enjoying pizza and gelato for lunch
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Joined by Jordan, Chris, and Ron and Mary Lasecki
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Maria Goretti Church in Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 St. Maria Goretti Church in Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Paintings of St. Maria Goretti. St. Maria is the only saint to have family members present at the canonization ceremony.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Nettuno is located on the West coast of Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Pilgrims on the beach at Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Pilgrims on the beach at Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Chuck & Sheila Springer on the beach at Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Eric, Mary and Chris Vas on the beach at Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Neil and Sheryl Zachman on the beach at Nettuno
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Carly, Ann, Pete, Father Dudzinski and Sheila relaxing at the hotel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Arika, Karla and Alexa Richey relaxing at the hotel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Group dinner at the Hotel Torre Rossa, wrapping up day 3, for some…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 … but not for all!! We are headed downtown, first by bus…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 …then by foot (Ian knows where we are going).
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 Father Dudzinski bringing up the rear to make sure nobody is left behind…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 … finally arriving at the Piazza Navona, a city square in Rome. It was built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian in first century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 The plaza is where people go at night to have fun, listen to music, eat gelato and pizza, drink beverages, and just take it all in.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 3 - Saturday, June 19 After a fun evening, it’s time to head back. Now which bus was that??
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Massive doors and pillars at the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Side alter inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Preparing for Mass in the Benedictine Chapel, inside the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Holy Mass in the Benedictine Chapel, inside the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Jordan Schwartz reading at Mass in the Benedictine Chapel at St. Paul’s
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Holy Mass in the Benedictine Chapel at the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Holy Mass in the Benedictine Chapel at the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Sanctuary Arch in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Ceiling in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Mosaic of Christ above the Sanctuary Arch in the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Mosaic of Christ flanked by statues of St. Peter and St. Paul in the Basilica of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The Sanctuary in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The Sanctuary in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The tomb of St. Paul in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Outside pillars at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The bell tower of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The bell tower of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 At St. Peter’s Square waiting for the Papal Blessing
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 “You better delete this slide…”…”uh, sorry…”
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Fathers Dudzinski surrounded by 10,000 of their closest friends at St. Peter’s Square waiting for the Papal Blessing
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Pope Benedict XVI delivering his Papal Blessing at St. Peter’s Square
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Pope Benedict XVI delivering his Papal Blessing at St. Peter’s Square
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Finally, Father Ted arrives in Rome, just in time for lunch…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 …while Allie, Jennifer, Leah and Olivia rush across the street to greet him
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Off to the catacombs and the next church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Gardens at Christian Catacombs outside of Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Gardens at Christian Catacombs outside of Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Two early Christian symbols of Jesus Christ. On the left is the fish with an inscription of the Greek word for fish, an acrostic for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior”. On the right is the chi rho, the first two letters of Christ, and flanked by the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Rev 21:6)
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Chi rho and fish symbols inside Roman Christian Catacombs
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Inside Christian Catacombs outside of Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the Church of Rome, and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The Basilica of St. John Lateran, locally known as San Giovanni in Laterano. Inside are silver busts with the remains of the skulls of St. Peter and of St. Paul
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Doors to the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The nave of the Basilica of St. John Lateran is lined on each side with 20 ft statues of the Apostles
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Main alter and sanctuary of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. The heads of St. Peter and St. Paul are located here.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Behind the main alter in the sanctuary of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Mosaic behind the main alter of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Pipe organ in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Floor mosaic in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Floor mosaic in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Ceiling in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Painting of the Ascension of the Jesus in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The rear of the nave lined with statues of the Apostles in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 St. Peter St. James the Elder St. John St. Andrew St. Phillip St. Bartholomew Statues of the Apostles in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 St. Matthew St. Thomas St. James the Younger St. Thaddeus St. Simon St. Paul Statues of the Apostles in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Statues of the angels in the Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Behind this depiction of the Last Supper is a wooden altar used by the early popes, from St. Peter to St. Sylvester, to celebrate Mass.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the most important of the four major Basilicas in the world, all located in Rome. The other three, in order of importance are: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of St. Mary Major), St. Peter’s Bascilica, and the Basilica of St. Paul Beyond the Walls.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Across the street from St. John Lateran are the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs). These are, according to the Christian tradition, the steps that led up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem, which Jesus Christ stood on during his Passion on his way to trial. The stairs were brought to Rome by St. Helena in the 4th Century.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 The Holy Stairs lead to the Sancta Sanctorum (Holy of Holies), the personal chapel of the early Popes in the Lateran palace, known as the chapel of St. Lawrence.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Chapel of St. Lawrence.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 4 - Sunday, June 20 Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Chapel of St. Lawrence.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 On the road to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 We have arrived in San Giovanni Rotondo, and a very European looking Fr. Ted is anxious to get off the bus!
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Children playing football (or as we know it, soccer) in the streets of San Giovanni Rotondo
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 San Giovanni Rotondo from the balcony of our Hotel Sant' Anna Via Fiorello La Guardia. Padre Pio sanctuary and hospital is visible in the distance.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Robbie Dixon, Pete Logsdon, and Father Dudzinski from the Balcony of our hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Padre Pio hospital, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza. “A life without love is worse than death”… St. Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Padre Pio hospital, “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza” (Home for the Relief of the Suffering) in San Giovanni Rotondo.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 The Padre Pio Hospital as seen from the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 The Padre Pio Hospital as seen from the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo, home church of St. Padre Pio.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Entrance to the Old Church. “Pax et bonum, Peace and all good”
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Above the entrance to the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Chuck and Sheila Springer and CN’s Karla Richey and Kelly Nagy at the entrance to the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Father Brian, Father Ted and Father Andrew standing with their niece Shelby Mann at the entrance to the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Father Brian, Father Ted and Father Andrew standing with their niece Shelby Mann at the entrance to the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Nave, main alter and sanctuary of the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Painting above the main alter of the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Holy Mass in the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Holy Mass in the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Holy Mass in the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Holy Mass in the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Padre Pio’s confessional in the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Pilgrims learning about the life and times of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Pilgrims learning about the life and times of Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Blessing of pilgrims and religious articles in the Old Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Blessing from Father Dudzinski, holding a glove that covered the stigmata wounds suffered by Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 The anniversary of the dedication of the New Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie was on the day we were there.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 The New Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie from the outside....
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 ...and from the inside, the New Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 ...and from the inside, the New Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 ...and from the inside, the New Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Tabernacle and Crucifix inside the New Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 “Confidence and hope in the merits of Jesus, that even the light of clay gives a gold finished splendor in the Kingdom of Heaven”... Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Vestments and holy vessels used by St. Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Vestments and holy vessels used by St. Padre Pio
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Holy Monstrance used by St. Padre Pio surrounded by thousands of letters written to him.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 The cell or living quarters of Padre Pio on the left. Some of his rosaries on the right.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 The crucifix before which St. Padre Pio received the stigmata, the wounds of Christ.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Olive trees in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 5 - Monday June 21 Courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Monte Sant’ Angelo to the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Monte Sant’ Angelo to the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Monte Sant’ Angelo to the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Mass in the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Mass in the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Lanciano, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Lanciano, Italy, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Money stop in downtown Lanciano
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 The bustling, rush hour streets of downtown Lanciano
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 The bustling, rush hour streets of downtown Lanciano
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Our guide Diego stopping traffic for the safety of his pilgrims.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 …oops our Church of St. Legontian is closed until 2:00 PM for the Italian version of siesta.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Looking for a place to eat lunch in Lanciano .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Pete, Maria, and Sheila enjoying a fantastic three course Italian lunch.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 The Church of St. Legontian has now opened for her pilgrims
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 In the 8th century AD, a Basilian Monk doubted the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. One day, during Mass after the consecration, the host was changed into live Flesh and the wine was changed into live Blood. Pieces from this Flesh and Blood have been tested and proven to be human in nature. The Flesh and Blood, still intact today, are pictured here.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Holy Mass inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Inside the Church of St. Legontian, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 On the road to Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 6 - Tuesday June 22 Father Ted and Kelli Conlon at our Hotel San Giacomo in Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, or for us English, St. Francis of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, or for us English, St. Francis of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Statue of St. Francis during his military days in the Courtyard of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The grounds surrounding the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Not sure what everyone is looking at. Probably the annoying paparazzi.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Heading to Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Alexa Richey reading at Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Father Dudzinski preaching at Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Arika Richey reciting the petitions at Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Father Dudzinski, Father Dudzinski, and Father Dudzinski with Alexa Richey after Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Lower Church of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Cloister of Sixtus IV at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Cloister of Sixtus IV at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The loggia of the upper church of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Castle Rocca Maggiore looms in the distance from the grounds surrounding the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Pilgrims outside the upper church of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Entrance to the upper church of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 View from the upper church of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built 1569
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built 1569
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, houses the Portiuncola
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, built 1569
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Portiuncola. This little church was given around 1208 to St. Francis by the Abbot of St. Benedict of Monte Subasio, on condition of making it the mother house of his religious family
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Painting of the death of St. Francis inside the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Pilgrims gathered in the Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Pilgrims gathered in the Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Piazza del Comune of Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Cathedral of San Rufino in Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Headed to the Castle Rocca Maggiore in Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Castle Rocca Maggiore overlooking Assisi. The earliest records of this structure date back to 1174, when it was erected as a German feudal castle.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 The Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 View of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi From the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Group shot of pilgrims at the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Father Andrew Dudzinski, Shelby, and Father Brian Dudzinski at the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Father Andrew Dudzinski, Shelby, and Father Brian Dudzinski at the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Praying the Rosary at the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Praying the Rosary at the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Praying the Rosary at the Castle Rocca Maggiore, overlooking Assisi .
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Leaving the Castle Rocca Maggiore…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Two damsels in distress trapped in their room by a…
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 …stone lion.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 7 - Wednesday June 23 Day 7 is complete….
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Karla Richey praying the Liturgy of the Hours before Mass in early morning Assisi.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Early morning Assisi, headed to Mass
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Clare in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Clare in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Clare in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Clare in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Clare in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi. On the right is the Crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St. Francis
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Religious habits worn by St. Clare
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 The Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 The Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Entrance to Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco, the Hermitage of St. Francis. In the caves on the slope of Monte Subasio just outside the walls of Assisi, St. Francis and his followers established their first home.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco, Assisi.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Morning Prayer at the Church of Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Morning Prayer at the Church of the Hermitage of St. Francis
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Sanctuary of the Church of Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Kelli, Mary and Father Ted in the courtyard at the Hermitage of St. Francis
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 The old well and entrance door at the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Interior rooms at the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Tracey and Pete trying to find their way out of the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Chris Vas contemplating the meaning of life… …or maybe just thinking about a little siesta with St. Francis??
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Moving from room to room in the hermitage. Too many to see!!
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Another chapel inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Another chapel inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Another chapel inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Picture of St. Francis inside the Hermitage of St. Francis.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Cloister of St. Francis inside the Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Cloister of St. Francis inside the Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Gathering in the courtyard of the Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 The Fathers Dudzinski find an old friend, Father Kinney
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 8 - Thursday June 24 Father Ted ending the day with a gelato
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Headed to the Medieval town of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Walking to the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Walking to the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Eucharistic Miracle of Siena On August 14, 1730, thieves stole a ciborium of Consecrated Hosts. These were subsequently found on August 17 and have remained intact and fresh since.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Shelby reading at Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Holy Mass in the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Fathers adoring the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Fathers adoring the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Adoring the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Adoring the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Inside the Basilica of San Francesco in Siena, home of the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Headed to the Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Old church on the way to the Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Old church on the way to the Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Piazza del Campo in Siena is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Piazza del Campo in Siena. Chariot races are held here annually. (stock internet photo – I don’t own a lens this wide, yet...)
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Tower in the Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Piazza del Campo in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The bell tower of the Cathedral of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Cathedral of Siena, dedicated as a Roman Catholic Marian church and now to Santa Maria Assunta (Most Holy Mary of Assumption), is a medieval church in Siena.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Cathedral of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Cathedral of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Cathedral of Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Basilica of San Domenico in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Basilica of San Domenico in Siena contains the incorrupt remains of St. Catherine of Siena, one of three women Doctors of the Church.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Basilica of San Domenico in Siena contains the incorrupt remains of St. Catherine of Siena, one of three women Doctors of the Church.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Basilica of San Domenico in Siena contains the incorrupt remains of St. Catherine of Siena, one of three women Doctors of the Church.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday The Basilica of San Domenico in Siena
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Father Dudzinski and Diego in Siena at the end of another day.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Loading the bus in Siena at the end of another day.
  • Pilgrimage June Italy to 25 Day 9 - Friday Father Ted looking a lot like someone who missed the bus (he didn’t…) The end of day 9.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Walking to the bus, leaving Assisi and returning to Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 On the road from Assisi to Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 On the road from Assisi to Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome (stock internet photo)
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Holy Mass at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Holy Mass at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Holy Mass at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Holy Mass at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Holy Mass at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Holy Mass at Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Monica Thomas at the Tomb of St. Monica in the Basilica di Sant'Agostino
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Monica Thomas and Father Ted at the Tomb of St. Monica
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Father Ted at the Tomb of St. Monica in the Basilica di Sant'Agostino
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Tomb of St. Catherine of Siena in the Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 The Pantheon in Rome. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 The Pantheon in Rome borders the Piazza della Rotonda in Central Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 The Pantheon in Rome was originally a temple for all pagan gods. The temple was converted into a church in 609 AD. The Pantheon now contains the tombs of the famous artist Raphael and of several Italian Kings
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Interior of the Pantheon in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Interior of the Pantheon in Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 The Piazza della Rotonda in Central Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 The Piazza della Rotonda in Central Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Pilgrims gathering in the Piazza della Rotonda in Central Rome
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 The Springer – LeClerc – Zachman Family Group
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Father Dudzinski in the Piazza della Rotonda nearing the days end.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Walking in the rain to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Walking in the rain to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Walking in the rain to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Basilica of St. Mary Major or Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. The second most important Basilica in the world. (stock internet photo – raining too hard to take my own)
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of St. Mary Major)
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of St. Mary Major). An ordination of priests was taking place during our visit.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Our Pilgrimage Farewell Dinner at Casetta di Trastevere
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Our Pilgrimage Farewell Dinner at Casetta di Trastevere
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 Our Pilgrimage Farewell Dinner at Casetta di Trastevere
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on the final night of our Italy Pilgrimage.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Day 10 - Saturday June 26 St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on the final night of our Italy Pilgrimage.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Sheila and Chuck hope that you have enjoyed our collection of memories from Italy. It was a truly inspirational time in our lives and those of our pilgrim brothers and sisters. A special thanks to Lisa Reding for her detailed notes on the trip that served as a reference for the information included here.
  • Pilgrimage to Italy Sheila and Chuck hope that you have enjoyed our collection of memories from Italy. It was a truly inspirational time in our lives and those of our pilgrim brothers and sisters. A special thanks to Lisa Reding for her detailed notes on the trip that served as a reference for the information included here.