Friday, August 27, 2010
When in Rome...
By Mary De Turris Poust
A week from now I'll be boarding a plane to Rome for a week-long program called "The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Benedict XVI," which is sponsored in part by Our Sunday Visitor. (Thanks, OSV, for the partial scholarship.) The program for foreign journalists covering the Catholic Church will include lectures and meetings with high-ranking Vatican officials, as well as visits to the can't-miss sights of any Roman pilgrimage -- St. Peter's, the Sistine Chapel, a papal audience, and even a visit to the Scavi, the difficult-to-get-into excavation site under St. Peter's.
Throughout my trip, I'll be keeping a Rome journal over at my personal blog, Not Strictly Spiritual. You'll find photos and observations there about matters of faith, food and fun, all part of any Roman holiday, as far as I'm concerned. I've already started some preview blogging today with a post on Roman food, which you can find HERE. Up tomorrow on NSS: churches on my "must see" list. Please check in daily. Right after you read OSV Daily Take, of course.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 3:58 PM