My Run through Milan Italy

by Steve Ray on May 11, 2010

screen-capture-2We were on a plane for a LONG time and landed in MIlan exhausted but exhilrated to be here. We have two days to get ready for our group of about 140 to arrive. We will take them to Turin to see the Shroud of Turin and the rest of the city.

Then to San Giovanni Rotundo to venerate Padre Pio, Lanciano to see the Eucharistic Miracle, Monapelo to see the face cloth of Jesus, Loreto for the Holy House, Assisi and Rome and more.

So yesterday after landing I thought the best way to beat jet lag would be to run.


I took off from our hotel and had three places in mind to see. It was a great day for running since it was a bit cool, had just rained and was still overcast. I ran 6.4 miles.

First I went to the Church of Santa Maria della Grazie where Di Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper is housed (actually in a museum next door) but like I already knew, you can’t see it because you need advance reservations and only a limited number can view it per day.


Then I ran to the Basilica of St. Ambrose, Doctor of the Church and patron of Milan. He will be one of the four Doctors of the Church included in our upcoming DVD in the Footprints of God series.

Then on to the Cathedral, the magnificent Gothic Duomo which is the third largest church in the world. It holds 40,000 people. It is incredible and has to be seen to be believed. You can walk on the roof to see the 3,500 statues.

I got back to the hotel still full of energy, amazingly.But I felt it this morning when I woke up 🙂

Today we will return to some of these sites with our videographer Joe Reynolds so we can get footage of our new pilgrimage DVD series.

You can see my whole run with a map and pictures HERE To see our walk, click HERE.


  • judy kley says:

    Dear Steve and group: We are praying for you each step of the way…my dear friends, Janet, Becky, Dorie and Stan are among your group and they go protected in prayer each moment as do all of you…. May the Divine Healer keep all of you well during this long trip …may you come home exhausted but full of the goodness of all the history you have learned… God Bless..judy kley

  • Suzanne Calvano says:

    Hello Steve, Janet and pilgrims,

    I have been to many of the places you will be visiting (but never to Turin; never saw the Shroud; that is something I would love to see!), but I know the experience would be so much more blessed going with your group and having a truly holy pilgrimage. Unfortunately, I was unable to go on this pilgrimage, but my friends, Amy and Mary, are among your group. I wish them and all of you a truly blessed and wonderful experience. I will be praying for you and keeping up through this blog. Can’t wait to see the videos and hear stories. May God bless you along your journey. Please keep all of us back home in your prayers. Thank you!

    Suzanne Calvano

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