Monday, November 22, 2010
Arrivederci Roma - Pauline Pilgrimage 2010
The 2010 Pauline Pilgrimage was a great adventure which started in Milan and ended in Rome with many stops in between to discover the legacy of Blessed James Alberione which he built up as the Pauline Family tree with its 10 branches, first in Italy and then around the world. The visitation of St. Paul to Blessed James Alberione has inspired him, and, equally so, his spiritual sons and daughters; so much so that the 2010 Pauline Pilgrimage included visits to Tre Fontane where St. Paul was martyred, Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls where his tomb was discovered, & the place where under house arrest St. Paul wrote his letter to the Romans.
Many thanks to the countless kindnesses of my very dear fellow Pilgrims--Father Paul Aveni who was our Chaplain; Sr. Margaret Charles, FSP, Director of Pauline Cooperators (USA); Sr. Margaret Joseph, FSP; Sr. Anne F., FSP; Sr. Helena B., FSP; Mary Ann T.; Rae S.; Marguerite, Angela, Carol, Phivan; Rob; Dan; Marguerite who joined us in Assisi and Rome; my husband John; and Rosella, our tour director. May God bless them all and those who welcomed us with open hearts and open arms and open minds--the wonderful priests, brother and sisters in the Pauline Family in Italy. and those in USA, who were the movers behind the scenes and who accompanied us with their endorsements & very special prayers which accompanied us in the circuitous roads and beautiful vistas of Italy.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!