Category Archives: pilgrimage

Olá from Portugal

I love the sound of Portuguese. We’ve been in Lisbon since Monday and the city is beautiful. On Tuesday, we explored the Belém district which has two fantastic World Heritage Sites—the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Parts of the … Continue reading

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Adventures in Tuscany

We were in my old stomping grounds this past weekend: Florence, Italy, where I studied abroad my junior year through Gonzaga University. We also managed to hit 7 other cities/towns along the way: Prato, Monteriggioni, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Collodi and … Continue reading

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Padre Pio pilgrimage

August 10th was the 100th anniversary of Padre Pio’s ordination in the Cathedral of Benevento, Italy, and Michael was conducting research in Pietrelcina, St. Pio’s hometown, where they celebrated the event by walking 12 km from Pietrelcina to Benevento. The … Continue reading

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A Pascucci Pilgrimage

On Friday, we made a pilgrimage to Fano, the beach town next to Pesaro, to visit a Pascucci coffee shop. Yesterday, we went to the source: Monte Cerignone. Pascucci is a local coffee brand that is served in many of … Continue reading

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Rose Festival

Everyone in Pesaro has a rose today. It’s the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, a 14th-century Augustinian nun and local parishes with a devotion to St. Rita are selling roses blessed by the priests during Mass. The rose … Continue reading

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