This is the blog for our pilgrimage to Rome. From day to day, you can follow us on our spiritual journey in the Eternal City. It represents our Saint Mary’s College Jan Term 2012 course. We are present-day pilgrims walking in the footsteps of the early Christians. As an example of “backpack journalism,” this website gives you a chance to hear our stories, conversations, and insights; along with a viewing of our photos and videos of this remarkable experience. Welcome!
St. Sebastian and other pictures.
We had a great opportunity to see the Pope closer than ever. The festive environment could have only been witnessed. Here is just a sample of the beauty.
Today we visited the North American College, a place where only few get to go and study. It is truly an amazing place. We had the chance to sing Vespers with the seminarians that study there. Here are just a couple photos from our experience.
Another beautiful night here in Italy… We had the opportunity as a class to go on the roof of the North American College and take some of the most amazing pictures.
By autobus we made our way up to Subiaco where Benedict lived in a cave for many years. It was also a place where St. Francis stopped to confirm his vocation before he went on to start his order. Currently monks Benedictine monks live there now. Here are a couple photos of our experiences there. The view is absolutely amazing, truly a magical place!
Some photos from our trip to St.Peters, it is a place that moved all of us as a group. Just the size of St. Peters square is absolutely breathtaking! These photos were taken before our tour of the scave. However, photography is not allowed inside because of how fragile the frescos paintings are.
The things that one can find walking around rome are absolutely amazing. Here is a collection of photos taken while wandering near the Roman Forum.
Here is a collection of photos from our recent arrival into Rome. There are also a couple from our brief stop in Germany. Please Enjoy!
We’re practicing all our high-notes, for the pilgrimage to Rome. And thanks to Anthony Arteaga — we’re in harmony! Each day while in Rome, our Saint Mary’s group will gather for prayer and Eucharist. So we’re readying ourselves for this enriching experience!