October 24 — SATURDAY
Airport to Assisi
Today, the rest of the Pilgrims arrived at Fiumicino Airport. We joined with them, and our pilgrimage leaders (Fr. John and Sr. Ann), for a three hour bus ride to Assisi.
After arriving at the Casa Papa Giovanni (CPG) – visit their “unofficial Facebook page” – we had a brief prayer, lunch (pranzo) and a bit of an afternoon rest (riposo), we’ll have an orientation, introductions, and a prayer ritual at which we receive our “TAU” crosses and pilgrimage handbooks.
We were advised to be prepared for surprises – not in the “program,” but in what God’s grace has in store for us. At the conclusion of the prayer, I prayed silently for each of you.
A light evening meal (cena), and to bed. (Tonight we get an extra hour sleep because Daylight Saving Time ends in Europe.)