My Pilgrimage to Rome, Italy

| February 1, 2013

Luke Redmond_fmtBy Luke Redmore

My name is Luke Redmore. I’m 10 years old and in 5th grade at St. James School in Johnson City. My family and I belong to St. James Parish.

On October 17, 2012. I was able to join my parents and baby sister, Ann, on a pilgrimage to Rome and Vatican City. My parents felt that it was important to be a part of the historic canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope. I was determined to go with them! I even agreed to help Superintendent Christopher Mominey Skype to Catholic school students back in our diocese.

Our plans fell into place, and on October 18 we arrived after a long journey.

The next day was the canonization in St. Peter’s Square. The crowds of pilgrims were unbelievable. Everyone was excited to get a good spot.  It was so awesome to be at mass with Pope Benedict XVI  as the celebrant! The crowds were from all over the world and included lots of priests and sisters.

It was a happy and holy day I will never forget as long as I live! I was very blessed to be in Rome and Vatican City.

 

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