We had a pilgrimage on the Appian Way yesterday. It was the feast of Corpus Christi.
Aquaducts from ancient Rome still stand.
The Appian Way is lined with poppies–just glorious.
I told the kids: for every mile you walk without a single complaint, you get one scoop of gelato. They each earned 6 scoops! 🙂
Clare had done a homeschool project on Peter and Paul in Rome, which included a discussion of Peter and Paul on the Appian Way. After our 6 mile walk, we sat under trees in an olive grove, ate our lunches, and she read her presentation to the college group. It was as lovely, I think for them, as it was for Clare! Historic.
Then we toured the Catacombs. We had Mass in a tiny chapel in the underground caverns. We love Fr. Thomas and Brother John, our beloved Cistercians!! They wanted scoops for every mile too, 🙂 and so they cashed in with our kids when we went for gelato in Gandolfo that evening.
So unbelievable to get to have days like this!!