Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Buon giorno, familia!

Can you believe that it has already been 3 1/2 years since we journeyed through Italy together?
Care to share some of your favorite memories? Please comment below!

In February 2016, the next parish pilgrimage will be to the place where it all started: the Holy Land!  I went there for the first time this past January, and it truly does change how you read and hear the Gospel!

Here is a link to the brochure for the pilgrimage; I'd love to travel and pray with you again. Holy Infant parish in Durham will be joining us, too.

A note about the journey- remember walking (slowly, slowly) through Assisi?  There'll be several places like that... hills, steps and uneven pavement.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Assisi Webcams

Hello again!

I just found a link to this live webcam of the main square in Assisi!  Below it are links to other area webcams, including the Basilica of St Francis and the one of St. Mary of the Angels (down in the valley). Enjoy!

Assisi Webcam

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A familiar face

Hello again!

I had the opportunity to take a working vacation this month to Italy, and guess who our local guide was on our last full day in Rome?
When I showed Raffaele our group photo, he remembered you all with great fondness, and asked me to relay his greetings to you!  I hope that your memories, photos, stories and reflection upon our experience in Italy have been positive and wonderful.

Our next parish pilgrimage will be to France, September 1-9, 2014. About half of the 30 spaces have been claimed already, and we are anticipating another glorious pilgrimage. Here is a link to the itinerary for France. And if you'd like to follow along, here is a link to the Pilgrimage Blog for France.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Information on France Pilgrimage

There will be an information meeting for our September 2014 Pilgrimage to France on Saturday, November 2
from 4-5pm at St. Andrew's.

(Just in case that travel bug is nibbling at you again!)
Update: The itinerary is looking amazing, and the cost is similar to the Italy trip.

Here is a link to the France Itinerary and Brochure. Paper copies are now available in the Gathering Space at St. Andrew's, and in the Adult Faith Formation office.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A little update

Ciao, familia!

I have begun to receive inquiries about our next pilgrimage trip, and wanted to give you an update here.

 We plan to travel to France in September, 2014!


Flight pricing will happen in mid-October, so we should have the itinerary settled and brochures printed by the end of October, 2013. We will most likely have an information meeting in early November at St. Andrew's. Please send Cathy an email if you would like to be contacted as soon as the information becomes available. Or: watch this space.

Adieu for now!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013


In case you take advantage of LivingSocial Deals, and happened to miss this one- there is still time: $15 for $30 worth of food at Enrigo's Italian Bistro in Cary (that's where we had one of our family reunions).
You can click here to go directly to the offer.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let us pray...

I have been thinking about you, 'family', as a new group of pilgrims prepares for our trip to Ireland just after Easter. As we did in Italy, we will be carrying a prayer journal with us (green this time) containing intentions to be offered during our masses. This journal is in the Gathering Space at St Andrew's, and you are most welcome to add your prayer intentions. If you are not able to get to St Andrew's, you can email me (Cathy) and I will write your intentions in for you.

And if you would like to follow our adventures in the Emerald Isle, here is the link to the April 2-11 Ireland Pilgrimage Blog.

We began our pilgrimage in prayer at the tomb of St. Francis, the beginning of a blessed and joyous journey in Italy.  May the beginnings of the pontificate of Pope Francis renew our Church and our own journeys of faith.

Blessings to you all!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

You too?

All this week I have been thinking, "A year ago, we were....."

What are your enduring memories of our pilgrimage?