A Religious Pilgrimage to Italy


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July 8th 2010
Published: July 8th 2010
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On our last big excursion during our year in Slovakia, we decided to make a more conventional (at least, ostensibly) sightseeing trip on a guided tour through Italy. We traveled with a group of Slovak and Hungarian Catholics from the Roznava diocese where we lived on a Catholic sightseeing tour to many of the famous Catholic pilgrimage sights in Italy. We left in the middle of the afternoon afte... Read Full Entry



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Loreto

The Church of the Holy House in Loreto.
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The Holy House

The Holy House, allegedly that of Mary and the Holy Family brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades, is encased in a limestone shrine behind the main altar.
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Inside the Holy House

We were able to go inside the Holy House, which contains many important relics. The basement associated with this house is still located inside a church in Nazareth.
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Venice

Sylvia on a bridge over one of Venice's main canals.
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St. Mark's

The famous St. Mark's Basilica on the square in Venice.
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Restaurant Band

Each outdoor cafe had its own band. This band was playing "Quando, Quando, Quando" as I walked by.
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Gondolier

One of the many gondliers in Venice.



8th July 2010

Sorry it is over!!
Your blog has been wonderful, I have really enjoyed every one. You have had an experience of a lifetime and I want to thank you for sharing with everyone! Welcome back to the states and hope you enjoy every day here, too!

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