VIRTUAL Pilgrimage, Day 4: Vatican City and the International Conference for Catechists



As we move into Day 4 of our VIRTUAL Pilgrimage to Italy, we focus our attention on the symbolic center of the Church: VATICAN CITY and, in particular, the following sites, before beginning our participation in the International Conference of Catechesis and returning in the evening to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

The Vatican Museum


Michelangelo’s Restored Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel


St. Peter’s Basilica


The “Pieta”


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Vatican City exemplifies the sacramentality of the Church: our need, as Catholics, to express our faith in more than words. If you were to give a tour of your home, what treasured sacramental would you never tire of showing/explaining to people? 

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at


  1. Thank you so much for organizing this great trip to Italy! I must have lost my itinerary, how many days is this pilgrimage?

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