We See the Pope — and have a Party!

by Steve Ray on May 20, 2010

Wednesday is General Audience Day with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square — and we were there! For most in our group it is the first time in Rome — and the first time to see and hear the Pope in person.

After this wonderful experience — and after receiving his blessing, we scattered for lunch. I did a radio interview with Relevant Radio.

Liz Lev then led us on a tour of Christian Rome along with me, though I had her do most of the talking since she is an excited, orthodox, passionate “Catholic encyclopedia.” You will hear and see more of her tomorrow.

We visited St. Mary Major Church, St. John Lateran and then St. Paul Outside the Walls where we had Mass at the tomb of St. Paul.

Stay tuned for the delicious dinner on the Via Appia near the catacombs. I will upload that video as soon as I get time. Sorry I am a bit behind but the days have been packed!

Second video below is our Farewell Dinner to the 50 pilgrims who were heading home — not taking the Rome Extension. It was a blast!


  • Julie (Yochim) Ferraro says:

    Thank you SO much, Steve, for putting these videos together! I know how time consuming they can be (I was a journalism student at Franciscan University!) Thank you for allowing me to “see” my mom and dad as they pop up from time to time on the video clips! I miss them so much! Their grandson, Michael, who is 3, misses his Mimi and Bubba and asks me at least 3 or 4 times a day if there is a new video to watch with them in it. 🙂 We are praying for all of you! God bless your pilgrimage and thanks again!

  • jmctigret says:

    Thanks for the videos Steve they have been very good. Makes me home sick for Rome even though its not where I live. I only been two times to Rome and I don’t think I would ever get tired of going there to pray and worship.

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