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Europe 8 Comments, Farewells and another Critique of Passion Play

Our journey through Europe has come to an end. And what a wonderful pilgrimage it was! Today you will see a lot of folks sharing their thoughts, saying goodbye and reminiscing. Our final dinner together was a delightful time. And here’s a picture of our group earlier in the day in front of the cathedral Duomo in Milan. Also at our final dinner the pilgrims asked me again to give my impressions of the Oberammergau

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Europe 7 Milan Italy, Duomo, “Last Supper” and more

Another gorgeous day for our guided tour of Milan — emphasizing the incredible Duomo Cathedral of Milan dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. Because of it’s Gothic style it seems to rise into the sky as light as a feather. It holds 40,000 people and boasts 135 spires! It has 3,400 statues! It took almost six centuries to build. It is the largest church in Italy (not counting Saint Peter‘s in Vatican), 2nd

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Europe 6 Milan and Gianna Molla

Depart for Mesero, Italy for lunch at the local restaurant Tenuta Brama Sole. It was certainly a unique location with a zoo as well as a fine restaurant with a who gourmet lunch. Along the way Steve Ray shared his conversion story on both buses. The priests and Bishop Kelly told their vocation stories as well. The drive-through the alps is always stunning and it seems like every minute is a photo opportunity. Gianna Emmanuela

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Europe 5 ZurIch Switzerland

After a lot of pretty early mornings everyone was delighted that we didn’t leave the hotel until 9:50 AM. Sleep in a bit and a leisurely morning and breakfast. Celebrated Mass at Liebfrauenkirke which means the “Church of our Lovely Lady”. This is probably Janet and my favorite church along this pilgrimage. I gave a short short talk on the history of, and the meaning of the artwork in the church and all the symbolism

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Europe 4 Füssen to Zurich Switzerland

After the Passion Play, we stayed at two quaint and very German/Swiss village hotels in the countryside with a delightful German breakfast. One hotel was surprised by a fire alarm at 5:30 AM due to bacon cooking. Oberammergau to Füssen to Zürich is the outline for today and beautiful views of the Alps and surrounding farmland and villages. Mass in Fussen at St. Mang where we also ate lunch at various restaurants and cafes with

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Europe 3 Oberammergau Passion Play

Today is the day that all these people have been waiting for for over two years. Having been canceled in 2020, the Oberammergau Passion Play was rescheduled and those folks that signed up two years ago were now finally able to see the play live. We left Munich Germany in the morning and drove to celebrate Mass at Ettal Abbey and a light lunch at Ristorante La Montanara in Oberammergau. The Passion Play started at

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