Itinerary for Today:
Pompeii and Herculaneum:
Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary*
Predicted Italian Weather:
88 degrees with showers in the morning; otherwise sunshine and patchy clouds. 🙂 This sounds better!
Fast today (from food, coffee, soda, candy, TV, etc.). Offer a prayer each time you remember your commitment to fast. Bring all the children to church to pray the rosary with teens leading. For God’s sake, help some person whom you may not like.
O Lord, grant safety to those who long for it.
In You, Heavenly Father, I confidently place my trust. In your hands, I leave all my anxieties with faith in Your care for me. From You, and through the intercession of Saint Francis of Assisi, I await relief from my present distress (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!