Twice a year, once on the Feast of the Assumption and once on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi displays Mary’s veil.
I’ve just returned from my first group pilgrimage to Ireland. I had an amazing group of 25 friends traveling with me. The weather was absolutely perfect, the scenery was gorgeous, and, I must say, the food was unexpectedly delicious!
A beautiful, busy, 20 hour day in Rome. Multiple Masses and a concerto in a palace.
My youngest daughter (7) and I attended Mass at Rome’s Cathedral, Saint John Lateran, on Holy Thursday. At the conclusion of the Mass we set out to visit as many churches as we could before they closed for the evening. We ended up getting in 23 churches. We could have gotten many more, but a lot of churches closed before 11 PM.
Most people know that it’s possible to walk in the footsteps of Christ by visiting the Holy Land. What many do not realize is that, thanks to Divine Intervention and Saint Helena, it’s also possible to view many of the relics associated with the Passion of Christ while visiting Rome.
There is an ancient tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This evening I’ll be attending Mass at Rome’s Cathedral, Saint John Lateran. This church has a special significance today as it contains part of the cedar table used at the Last Supper. At the conclusion of […]
I took my goddaughter to see Pope Francis. She was able to meet him and get a kiss on the cheek. But then she grabbed the hat off his head and the next few days were a little crazy.
As women are marching and celebrating and protesting, let’s not forget that today the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of a young woman who gave her life to remain pure.
A look back on three years living in Rome.
The Feast of Saint John Lateran is on November 9th. This is a Twitter tour of the Cathedral of Rome. If you enjoy his sort of thing, you should follow me on Twitter.
Nine days, nearly 100 church visits, and 71 miles walked.
Thank you for sending in your prayer requests. Some were very personal and very painful and it was an honor to bring them with me around Rome.
Thank you for your prayers. I had my own intentions and it was humbling to know you were praying for me.
I need prayers. You need prayers. The world needs prayers.
One can pray anywhere, of course, but I live in Rome where there are some pretty cool churches. I am surrounded by holy relics, miraculous images, and the tombs of many saints.
For nine days, starting on July 30th, I’d like to take your prayers with me to nine significant churches across Rome.
My very first group pilgrimage was in June of 2005. This is how a mistake I made nearly killed them.
In this June 2016 newsletter, I discuss my redesigned website, launch Day Tours of Catholic Rome, and give everyone a chance to save $$$ on their next pilgrimage.
For TCT v12, I dug deep into my stats to design a better experience for the thousands of people who visit this site each day.
The tools for the New Evangelization are always evolving. Right now, my favorite tool is Snapchat and this is how I’m using it.
The Scavi Tour is no secret, and with only 250 visitors per day, tickets are hard to come by. Here I tell you how to request tickets, opening days and times, and even tips on how to get in at the last minute.
Want to start a fight? Claim you know where the best carbonara is in Rome.
It’s the anniversary of the canonization of Saints John Paul II and John XXIII. It was such an amazing experience that I wanted to re-live it and share it with you. I organized a pilgrimage to Italy for the canonization for Lino Rulli and Fr. Dave Dwyer. We had a group of about 40 people, […]
The best way to get from the Rome airport to your hotel is by private car. Here I detail how to hire a private driver and three other options – train, bus, and taxi.
The two most important questions when visiting a new city… Where’s the church? Where’s the coffee? This post is about where to get the best coffee in Sorrento.
While it’s not Europe’s best subway system, Rome’s Metro has stops near some of best churches in the city.
For 2016 the Vatican Museums are again open on Friday evenings. It’s my favorite thing in Rome.
I see people getting ripped off everyday trying to have a quick meal near the Vatican Museums. Feliziani has great food and great prices. It’s also packed with locals.
Arrival in Rome can be overwhelming. Here’s how to survive your first 30 minutes.