Tuesday, May 29

Today began bright an early with breakfast at 6:30. From there the entire group went to St. Peter's Basilica for mass at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII. Sr. Rosine was a Eucharist Minister and Mallie was a reader here (how cool is that!).

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Monday, May 28

Merry Christmas!!!!! Today we left Assisi and traveled to Greccio - where Francis began the wonderful tradition of the Creche (Nativity Scene).

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Sunday, May 27

Thus begins our 7:30 am lecture on faith. "faith is a risk," claims Fr. Andre. He deftly weaves together the historical, the intellectual, the personal, the spiritual to reveal what that means.

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Friday, May 25

The taxi ride today down from Assisi to the valley allowed us to view the city on a beautiful sunny day ( not like our dreary entry ride into Assisi).

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Reflection

We awake to a great fog rolling in over the plain and the sounds of doves and a late-to-bed owl. The day begins with a prayer service on the rooftop. The fog slowly eats the silent, shrouded city, and our voices in song soar out over red rooftops dematerializing in the mist.

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Thursday, May 24

Today has been my favorite so far. We had mass this morning at the Basilica of St. Clare. We had mass in the crypt underneath the church where St Clare's body is.

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Thursday, May 24

When some of the pilgrims were using their reposito (afternoon siesta) for it's intended purpose, we chose to go hiking and exploring. First we chose to hike uphill to see San Rufino church. It was beautiful and holds the font where both St. Clare and St. Francis were baptized.

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Wednesday, May 23

We awoke this morning to the swallows singing outside our windows and fog over the city. We had a quick breakfast and then were off for a walking lecture. We started in the Piazza and then went to the "New Church."

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Tuesday, May 22

Detroit airport was a breeze. Laurie had some issues with ticket and boarding pass and was told she would have to check in once in Chicago to get boarding pass.

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