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Where It All Began

The feast of Transitus is the celebration of St. Francis' entrance into eternal life. The place where St. Francis died, also known as the Transitus chapel, is housed within the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. St. Mary of the Angels was…

Assisi: The Stones Talk

On October 3, the young professional pilgrims spent their first full day in Assisi—the city of St. Francis and St. Clare. Early in the morning, the pilgrims gathered in a small chapel for Mass with Fr. Daren Zehnle, who is from the diocese…

Your Lives Will be Changed in Italy

"Open your hearts, embrace the graces, and let your life be changed." Those were the words of Mother Shaun Vergauwen, Mother General of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, to the young professionals on the opening night of the Italy…

Holy Week in Seville

El Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) Today is the day I finally saw Seville’s Holy Week in action. I had spent 22 hours just traveling here, having gotten up at 4:45 a.m. yesterday on the other side of the Atlantic. Then, after a much-needed…