Monday, December 21, 2009

Just Another Day in the Abruzzi: Catholic Italy is Just the Best

Today was spent in Abruzzo with two friends.  It was amazing.  Life is amazing.  Catholic life is amazing.  Be a Catholic and live the Faith and enjoy every moment of it. 

From Pescara on the Adriatic Sea we made out way to the actual tomb of St. Thomas the Apostle, located in the town of Ortona, overlooking the sea.  To say the least, it was amazing. 

Then we drove to see the Eucharistic miracle at Lanciano.  Absolutely amazing.  Beyond words.

Then we drove to see the actual veil of Veronica located in the mountain village of Manoppello, in the now partly snowy hills.  To see the veil, just a few inches away, was something from heaven.

How does one explain such emotions?

It's perhaps a bit like having an apparition.  One can only give it to the Lord in thankful prayer (and in my case take some photos to share the moment with others).

Today we crossed Italy - in the a.m. I touched the Adriatic Sea and in the p.m. I touched the Tyrrhenian Sea.  Now back safe and sound, as usual.  The Lord is merciful.

Deo gratias.

1 comment:

  1. You lucky thing, my friend, especially for seeing Lanciano! I hope one day to make a similar pilgrimage. God bless!