What do these three people have in common?
They were all part of the reason that the family trip to Rome occurred in August of 2016.
A birthday wish . . .
A Saturday Papal Audience . . .
And a canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta
All led to a trip to Rome.
How many family members would accept Mom’s invitation?
Mom, her brother and his wife, my two younger brothers, my younger sister and myself.
Any story about our travels would not be complete without Father Marty, our spiritual leader and the center of FUN!
An interesting fact about the members of our group (4 sets of sisters).
And the whole Tour Group . . . 52 Pilgrims
And some of the people we met along the way . . .
A photographer from a Quad Cities TV station who captured film as we left Davenport . . .
And the many faces of the family . . .
Accordion music in the parking garage . . .
An articulate and passionate tour guide . . .
and guards . . .
and cameras everywhere . . .
with selfies as a regular occurrence!
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Introducing “who was traveling” and “why” this trip!!!