Later on this evening, or early in the morning depending upon your viewpoint, we are off on pilgrimage to Assisi, in Italy. We fly out to Rome to be able to have Mass at the Basilica of St Paul's outside the Walls and thus make our trip to the tomb of St Paul in this year of the great Apostle. On Tuesday, we're celebrating Mass in the Basilica of St Peter's in the Vatican and then travelling on to Assisi.
Over the course of the next three days we will soak up the atmosphere and spirituality of both Francis and Clare. You can find out more on our seminary blog, Year of the Priest. I'm told it's terribly hilly but taxi cabs are plentiful. Hmmm, hope they are.
Therefore, until the weekend, may God be with you and make His face to shine upon you. Pray for us as I will pray for you all.
The picture, which is wonderful, is The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine with St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Cosmas and St. Damian by Gaspare Pagani.