Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rome Sweet Home

You know I love Scott Hahn, and I especially love his words about Rome (paraphrased. If any one knows the actual quote, tell me!): For a Catholic, going to Rome is not like visiting a foreign city. It's coming home.

I was in Rome for Easter last year- one of the best weeks of my life. And at 6 am tomorrow, I am going back. I arrive in Rome at 9:45 am, where my old high school friend Jack will meet me at the bus stop. We will wander Rome's winding streets, catch up on the past semester, and eat gelato. I can't wait!

When I attend Mass at St. Peter's, when I visit John Paul II's tomb, when I see the True Cross at Santa Croce, I will pray for all of the people I love, and that means you too! Do you have any intentions you want me to bring to Rome? Write them in the comments or email them, I will be happy to pray for them! And good luck with the last few days of Lent, you can pull through!

Love, The Book Girl


  1. It was one of the best experiences in my life too. Every day this week, I've been reliving where I was and what I was doing a year ago. I'm going to DC in two weeks and I will be staying with Megan and also seeing Liz. Yay for UNIV friends! I can't wait to see you again soon - hopefully at ND this fall!

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  3. JM just posted about Rome on BC and said something similar about Rome being home!