Monday, 10 March 2008


We have just come back from an exhausting, but more that worthwhile pilgrimage to Rome. Although the schedule was action packed, we had just about enough time to take in everything we were doing!

After a cold 2am start in London on Tuesday morning, we were greeted in Roma with a beautiful blue sunny sky; Barbara had us wasting no time at all! Fr Vittorio from the Missionaries of Charity met us at the airport and took us to his house to meet the other priests for coffee. They were very welcoming, and great fun to be with!

In the afternoon, we visited the Colosseum and Forum. It was humbling to remember the Christians who were martyred on the same ground we were walking on, who were so full of faith and courage; ready to embrace death for their resurrection with Christ. I thought of Little Therese of Liseux who, on her one and only trip to Rome, ran to kiss the earth in the middle of the arena.

To be continued with lots more fun!

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