Day Four: Castle Gandolfo

A reflection by pilgrim Ami Conlan In today’s Gospel, at the Mass celebrated at San Tommaso Da Villanova Church located in Castel Gandolfo, Jesus asks, “Why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” (Lk 12:56). He says how easy it is for his followers to...

Day Three: The Vatican

A reflection from pilgrim Sharon Carpenter I was asked to share a reflection .of my experiences thus far of this amazing journey. I was initially quick to respond “yes—tthen my dark side rose to cast a shadow over me and doubt replaced my joy. “Why?” I asked myself. I...

Day Two: The Church of the Gesu

On Oct. 24, we celebrated Mass at the Church of the Gesu, the mother church of the Society of Jesus. Here is the homily delivered there by Father Matt Malone.  It was considered audacious, even hubristic, for the first companions to call their society the Company of...

Day One: The Church of St. Ignatius

A reflection by pilgrim Tom Kolon Yesterday, I had the chance to serve as deacon for Mass in the Church of St. Ignatius in Rome. It was a beautiful liturgy on a crystal blue day shared with family and friends. What a joyous opportunity! And yet today’s Gospel reminds...

Prayer Requests

Dear friends, Come join us on pilgrimage! Rome is a deeply prayerful place – found around every corner, bookending every piazza, speckled along the skyline, the Churches and chapels are inescapable, welcoming us into prayer. For Catholics in particular, Rome is the...