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One short day in the Vatican City

We arrived at the Vatican just after eleven. I had read many warnings about the queues for St Peter’s, but it really was hilarious. It spiralled so many times in front of the church that we couldn’t even see the end, so we decided to come back later. 843 more words

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On the Net: World's Most Beautiful Museums 

Oh, why didn’t hubby and I go to the British Museum in London when we were there? I regret not squeezing it in our highly packed schedule. 227 more words

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Must-See Attractions in the Three Main Districts of Rome

To get the most from a visit to Rome, first-time visitors should plan what they want to see in this breathtaking city. Roman history, fine art, ancient monuments, and glorious palazzi are packed into this hilly city, which is not only the capital of Italy, but also the seat of papal power and the former hub of the Roman Empire. 480 more words

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FAM SQUAD IN ROME (Part 1)

MY FAMILY CAME TO COME! My mom, Ethan and Ryan came to visit me the week before my spring break. It was such a change of pace to be the ‘expert’ and not depending on others to tell be where to go. 658 more words

Travel Page updated - Rome visit

A quick note to let you know that I’ve updated my Travel page as I have finally put together some thoughts and images about my city break to the capital of Italy – Rome, back in November last year. 62 more words

Photography

Rome: No, I Don’t Want to Buy a Selfie Stick

Or a rose. Or a scarf. Or sunglasses. Every city has a signature item that street peddlers try to sell tourists, and in Rome it’s selfie sticks. 340 more words

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POPE ASKS PRAYERS FOR LIFE, FOR FAMILY, FOR SYNOD ON THE FAMILY - BROTHER OF MAN EXECUTED BY IS MEETS POPE FRANCIS - PAPAL CONDOLENCES, PRAYERS FOR FAMILIES OF PLANE CRASH VICTIMS - 150 HOMELESS TO VISIT VATICAN GARDENS AND MUSEUMS, DINE IN MUSEUMS - SECOND LOTTERY FOR PAPAL CHARITY

POPE ASKS PRAYERS FOR LIFE, FOR FAMILY, FOR SYNOD ON THE FAMILY

At a rain-soaked general audience on Wednesday, feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis explained to the faithful that, “in our journey of catechesis on the family, today is a somewhat special stage: It will be a break for prayer.”  Having spoken of mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters in previous weekly audiences, the Pope last week spoke of children, saying he would return to this topic this week, yet noting today he is “taking a break for prayer” for a special purpose. 1,964 more words

General Audience