(Okay I have been running out of introductions so please excuse the one above.)
So, on June 19 I left for Europe to go on pilgrimage! It was a very looooong flight. Especially since I came from Middle-Earth and all...
So I was in Europe for 25 days! Well, Italy and France. It was an amazing experience and I did a lot of things. I mean we. We did a lot of things. No, Frodo and Bilbo did not come along but my family and friends on Earth did. There was a total of 11 pilgrims! Yes we were a traveling circus and drove around in a clown car. 11 people in a 9 seated van is not a nice ride. But it was a great time no doubt. We have been back for about 2 weeks and 3 days!
Well of course I'm going to show you pictures! What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't share pictures with you all?! I also snuck in some video for you!
|Video of church bells ringing at Notre Dame in Paris, France|
|The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur) in Paris, France|
|Inside the church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, France|
|Saint Vincent de Paul's incorruptible body in Paris, France|
|Saint Therese's body at the Carmel monastery in Lisieux, France|
The thing about Saint Therese's body... it's not incorrupt. It's her bones and what's left of her body covered in wax. This is also the case with Saint Padre Pio.
|Les Buissonets in Lisieux, France|
The Home of Therese Martin and her family
|Mont San Michel in France|
|The Cathedral at Lourdes, France before the candlelight procession|
|Me (on the left) and two of my church friends |
standing on the top of the cathedral in Lourdes, France
|Video from the Eiffel Tower|
|The tomb of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Toulouse, France|
|Saint Rita's incorruptible body in Cascia, Italy|
|Video of Le Celle in Cortona, Italy|
|More video of Le Celle in Cortona, Italy|
|My sister on the left and my friend on the right... weirdos|
|The death place of Saint Clare at San Damiano in Assisi, Italy|
|A statue of Saint Francis looking over Assisi, Italy|
|The Leaning Tower of Pisa... can you see me? I'm on the way right!|
|Saint Padre Pio's Incorruptible body|
|A bride about to walk the aisle in Mont San Angelo, Italy|
We went to the Vatican as well but I didn't want to make this post too long. And I couldn't find pictures with me NOT in it.
And of course I had to miss all the fun stuff on Blogger while I was away! Like LoverofLembas' Palantir Podcast and all of your other posts!
Speaking of posts, my new schedule for the upcoming school year is pretty crammed so I'm warning you ahead of time. Blogging has been pushed back to the end of the day. I have blogging set for Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays (if I don't go to LifeTeen), and of course the weekends (if there are no family parties or a huge to do list of yard work).
So I hope to bring some new additions to the blog soon! Maybe this week?! I'm not sure yet but if I can, you'll be getting a movie review from me and a few friends!
If you have any questions or would like further detail about a specific place, please leave a comment and I'll reply post haste!
Have a blessed Sunday!