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Around six weeks ago I returned to Rome, and what a varied month and a half it has been. My first week back in Rome was filled with conferences; two days about leadership and three days of homily workshops. This year our homily workshops focus on the ritual Masses and higher solemnities. For example: funerals, first communions, Christmas, and Easter. Our second week I was on silent retreat for six days. Following the retreat, I had a week of classes on pastoral counseling.
This Christmas break, I had the great blessing to do some traveling. My Christmas break started on Dec 20th until tomorrow, Jan 8th, when classes begin again to finish the semester this month. I first traveled to Krakow, Poland, where I spent Christmas. Then came back to Rome for a few days, and finally on Jan 1st flew to the Canary Islands for the rest of the break. Continue reading “Christmas Break 2017-2018”
Merry Christmas to all! Christ has been born unto us! How blessed are we in this celebration. How blessed have I been this past year in particular. This Christmas I find myself away from home for the first time and, instead, I’m spending it in Kraków, Poland with some of my fellow seminarians from the NAC.
I’m writing from my phone so my adventures will be told at a later time. Until then, may we all welcome the infant Jesus into our homes and hearts with ever more full joy and love, for our savior who has been born unto us.
This past weekend, Oct 27th to 29th, myself and two fellow seminarians traveled to Northern Italy, to the Lake Garda region. Besides being beautiful location and in the southern portion of the Alps, at this lake the Austrians and Italians had a front line during WWI. So we planned to head up to Malcesine, on the North East side of the lake on Friday, walk along the mountain ridge on Saturday visiting the WWI fortifications, ending in Nago on the North end of the lake. Then Sunday we would relax in the area before heading back to Rome. You can view all the pictures from the trip in the album here. I took nearly 200 pictures with a selection included below. Continue reading “Lake Garda Hiking Trip”
Wow, these past two weeks have been packed and I have had no time to write. There will be many less pictures directly in this post, so be sure to check out the linked albums. Besides having four hours of further Italian classes each day, I’ve had the chance to visit and experience a lot of cool things. There are four that I want to share: Mass and Visit to St. Peter’s, Angelus with the Pope, Trip to Assisi and finally a Scavi Tour. Continue reading “What I’ve Been Up to the Past Two Weeks”
This past weekend, myself and three other brother seminarians, visited Florence. We left Saturday morning, stayed the night at a hotel, and then returned Sunday afternoon. The complete album of pictures can be viewed here. Below are select pictures and stories about the trip.
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