A Christian in the Most Catholic City in the World

I posted this to my family and friends last week after Mass. I want to share with everyone on our Facebook page my experience as a Christian in the most Catholic city in the World. Today my colleagues and I experienced a once in a life time opportunity. Touring the summer home of the Pope in Castel Gandolfo. The architecture, beauty, history, and stories hidden beneath these walls are images I will never forget. Although I do not practice Catholicism it feels great to be open to learn about and participate in different ways Christians around the world teach and spread the word of God. The...

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Meeting with Pope Francis

A priest from the diocese of Cleveland, Fr. Mike Mccandless, happens to be in Rome and just got to meet the pope!

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Christmas Pageant at The Vatican School

Hello! We had the rare opportunity of visiting the Vatican school today! It was a wonderful experience, and we had a great time interacting with these students! We had them make snowflakes and discover the history of Saint Nicholas, and the history behind the candy cane. They gave us a preview of what they are going to sing at their Christmas Pageant, and invited us to come watch their performance on December 17th!

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Playing Games with the Locals

This is my friend Mateo! While on an independent trip to Venice over a weekend I had many wonderful and personal experiences beyond the tourist aspect. I really enjoy exploring without a set plan, and interacting with people to receive a genuine cultural experience. While walking down a street I had thought I heard a basketball which isn’t too common here. I walked through a gate and found these kids playing outside of their church. I have a love for the game of basketball so I couldn’t resist and went in and started playing. We played a game of one on one and he told me his...

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