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Europe 2014 Superlatives

As I finish up my last final and start packing my room up, I’ve also begun reflecting more on my trip and dealing with the reality of going home. 723 more words

Study Abroad

Holy Roman Week starts with the Palm Sunday

Pope Francis posses for ‘selfies’ with the young people and sipped the tea that was passed to him from the crowed. St. Peter Square saw something dramatic today when Pope Francis came out to speak with the crowed after Palm Sunday Homily. 181 more words

Pope Francis

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. 500 more words

General News

The Vatican Museums

While the history of the relic that I call the Holy Diamond begins in Jerusalem, the novel The Holy Diamond begins in the Vatican Museums – an enormously rich collection of paintings, sculptures, furnishings, monastic books, and liturgical items spanning the entire history of the Catholic Church.  746 more words

[travel] 1 week in Italy: Vatican City

Vatican City, or The Holy See, is a land-locked sovereign city-state enclaved by a wall within the city of Rome. Vatican City has a tiny population of 850 citizens, is the smallest state on earth, but has the 6th biggest & most visited museum in the world and is now ruled by the arguably most famous leader of recent time, Pope Francis. 1,283 more words