"Father Z", who blogs at W.D.T.P.R.S., formerly a member of St Agnes Parish in St Paul, now attached to a parish in Rome, blogging regularly on the proper translations of the Mass and the use of Latin, has posted today on a visit of a sizeable group of St Agnes High School students, travelling with their new pastor, Father John Ubel, on pilgrimage to Rome, to explore possible vocations, visit the Pope, and take part in other enjoyable Roman sights and delicasies.
It is nice to get together with folk from back home, especially if they are in Rome for the first time. I had the pleasure of meeting with a group from my home parish of St. Agnes in St. Paul (MN). This was a pilgrimage group of highschool students who are considering a vocation to the priesthood.
Before their departure, they had met with the Archbishop, who gave them his blessing. They came with the pastor of the parish, who organized the whole trip, and some parents as chaperons and group leaders. In addition to time in Rome the went to Assisi and down to San Giovanni Rotondo to visit the tomb of Padre Pio. They were able to be very close to the Holy Father during the Wednesday audience as well. [...snip] Read It All