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Franciscan Pilgrimage

The Franciscan Pilgrimage brings together students of various faith traditions from Franciscan Institutions across the United States to reflect on and learn from the vision and values of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. The Pilgrimage includes time for reflection, study, conversation, leisure, relaxation and visits to sacred Franciscan places in Assisi and Rome.

May 22, 2012

Posted by: kjohns on 5/22/2012

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.

Airport
Ready to fly!

Chicago was rather exciting. We stood in line for over two hours to get her ticket all set. During this time the NATO delegates started showing up. Lucky for us the flight was delayed an hour or we wouldn't have made it! Then plane was delayed for a second hour. The prime minister of the Netherlands and his group were on our flight!!
Flight over to Amsterdam was long and very little sleep occurred. You should have seen us racing through airport to catch final plane to Rome. Yes, even Sr. Rosine!!!!

Marijn was our new friend who accidentally joined our pilgrimage. We had one more person on the bus than was on the roster. He is going to meet up with his group and pick the group that is more fun to hang out with. How can it not be us???

Assisi
Our first view of Assisi

Had our first Italian dinner. Pasta, salad, and turkey! Yummy!

Did a late night run for gelato. Could become a nightly ritual.

Thanks for the prayers and support!!!

Hotel
View from our hotel roof -- breathtaking!

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3 Comments

    • May 22 2012, 5:10 PM Ali H. ElMokdad
    • Enjoy your time in Assisi. It is amazing. We are all praying for you! Dr. B we miss you!!!

    • May 22 2012, 5:50 PM ann
    • That first view takes my breath away. Congrats for getting all those folks to make your Chicago connection more exciting. Stay well and have some gelato for me.

    • May 23 2012, 9:29 AM Nicole
    • So glad you made it there safely! I'm looking forward to following your journey from afar. xo

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