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2 countries in 1 day: Vatican City and Italy

On September 16, after a nerve-wracking journey from Paris to Rome, I was able to visit the following sites:

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City:

Colosseum, Rome, Italy:

Travel

Visitors from France

A family from France, both parents were deaf, their son was very mature for his age, even though he did not speak much English.

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8 Ways Mother Teresa Changed My Life (Day 8)

In celebration of the canonization of Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) on September 4, I would like to share with you eight lessons and prayers that I discovered from reading Mother Teresa’s writings. 653 more words

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Pope Francis hails volunteers on eve of Mother Teresa sainthood

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is urging people to resist what “the temptation to indifference” to suffering in a speech on the eve of a ceremony to formally proclaim Mother Teresa a saint. 92 more words

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The Litany of Saints: A Recently Founded SPS Tradition

(COVINGTON, La.) — Beginning in 2013, St. Paul’s School added on to its traditional prayer with a litany of saints. Over the years, this litany has progressively evolved, claiming its own place among the many traditions of SPS. 497 more words

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Rome

From the movie GLADIATOR

Marcus Aurelius: Are you ready to do your duty for Rome?

Commodus: Yes, father.

Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor. 406 more words

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A Call for a Mass for LGBT People at the Vatican

Today’s post is from guest blogger Benjamin Brenkert, a contributor to The Daily Beast.  Brenkert will pursue doctoral studies in education at Columbia University, New York, in the fall.   622 more words

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