I was alerted about pilgrimage being arranged by Bishop Morlino of Madison.
12-23 February. Ash Wednesday is 22 February, this year. A chance to be in Rome and maybe even catch part of the Holy Father’s walk (or glide?) from Sant’Anselmo to Santa Sabina? 22 February is also the Feast of the Chair of Peter, when the Vatican Basilica is all jazzed up. I don’t know about how that will work with Ash Wednesday. I am digging.
Trips like these are sometimes planned by dioceses to coincide with a bishop’s ad limina visit to Rome. The late scheduling of the spring ad limina visits for US dioceses resulted in a tight turnaround.
I’ve heard that the Diocese of Madison and organizers extended the sign-up period for a few days beyond their original deadline. Essentially, I think they need more people to sign up.
It seems to be a pretty good trip. They did not bite off too much to chew. They also included Orievto, which is always a treat.
You would meet the great Bp. Morlino, about whom I have written many times. Of course it is also a working trip for him, but there will certainly be occasions.
Short notice, but if enough of WDTPRS readers sign-up, I will probably go too.
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