Today the universal Church celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica – the cathedral of the city of Rome – reminding us that every church around the world offers us a direct encounter of the living God when we draw near to the altar to pray.
We recall in the readings about the importance of having holy places to pray, so that we can become a holy people – dedicated to the Lord.
Today I begin a pilgrimage with 53 others to Italy! During our stay we will be in Florence, Assisi, Sorrento, Pompei, and Rome (where we will pass through all four Holy Doors for the Year of Mercy.) Ciao!