Predicted Italian Weather:
89 degrees and partly sunny, turning colder in the afternoon with a thunderstorm in spots. Sounds humid. 😦
Celebrate a pasta meal. Whether at home or away, eat pasta as a way to join with the dinner celebrated in Italy. Offer an extra prayer for the food that we are given and commit to bring food to church each week. Throughout the day, give your cares to the Lord.
Lord, be not far from me.
Loving Father. You are not far from any of us, since in You we live, move and have our being. Increase my awareness of Your presence and through the intercession of Saint Francis, take care of my pressing need (mention your request). Amen.
Lord, make me an instrument of peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
For it is in giving, that we receive,
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned.
And it is in dying, that we are born to Eternal life.
* Note: None of these pictures are mine, as I’ve never been to Italy. *sob* Nor are they pictures from the pilgrims. They are pictures taken from people who have allowed others to link to them; you can click through each picture to the photographer’s page, to see more of their work.
May God bless you, pilgrims!