VIRTUAL Pilgrimage to Italy, Day 2: Rome


I can tell that some of you are dealing either with jet lag from the long flight yesterday or with a hangover from too much vino last night! Rise and shine! Today, as we continue our VIRTUAL pilgrimage to Italy, we arrive in Rome where we tour her sites, including the following for which I have provided brief video clips:

The Roman Fora (3:20)


The Coliseum (3:30)


The Arch of Constantine (3:19)


The Catacombs (3:50)

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It’ll be a busy day! To top it all off, I have to fly back home tonight to teach my 6th grade religious education class and then fly back here to rejoin you for Wednesday’s adventures!

The early Christians showed great bravery by venturing with the Gospel to foreign lands and, in particular, the center of the Roman Empire: Rome. Today’s new “great meeting place” is social media. How can you bring the Gospel into this modern day “forum?”

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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

5 Comments on VIRTUAL Pilgrimage to Italy, Day 2: Rome

  1. What a beautiful and meaningful tour. I felt as if I was there with all of you! I can’t believe that you had to fly back to teach- really! Sister Presentia

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