The Real Journey

The Real Journey

From March 9, 2023 “I think we are people who, on the one hand want to listen to Jesus, but on the other hand, at times, like to find a stick to beat others with, to condemn others. And Jesus has this message for us: mercy. I think—and I say it with humility—that this is the Lord’s most powerful message:…

Me and Rome

Me and Rome

From March 8, 2023 When I first came to Rome in 1995, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the churches, the vibrancy of the streets and piazzas, the endless fountains, and the high degree of fashion sensibilities. As a visual artist it seemed anywhere that I trained my camera I could catch a stunning image. In the subsequent three…

Roma

Roma

From March 7, 2023 Just one week ago today I began the 18-hour long journey to Rome. I’ve settled into the rhythm of life here at S. Isidoro, where I have all the solitude and fellowship I want. I’ve been talking three hour walks every day, visiting many obscure churches. Many readers supported by decision not to go to Haiti,…

Feast of the Transfiguration His Face Shone Like the Sun

Feast of the Transfiguration His Face Shone Like the Sun

From March 6, 2023 On Sunday, the Mass starts at 10:00am and is open to the public. About 30 people attended, most of whom are regulars and a few visitors to Rome. Four or five were nuns. It was the Feast of the Transfiguration and the celebrant was Fr. Francis Lee, OFM, who was born in South Korea. Fr. Hugh…