St. Ambrose group in Rome for announcement of new pope

By Fr. Bud Grant

Fr. Grant

We usually do our alumni trip in the spring, but I thought we’d try spring break this year. We usually begin in Rome and end in Milan, but I decided to switch it around this year. We usually leave Assisi early in the a.m. But this year we took an extra half-day. All coincidence.
I walked to San Damiano outside of Assisi that morning, then went to the crypt of San Francesco.  I go there frequently, but this time I had the place all to myself.
We got to Rome in the pouring rain and walked all afternoon from one end of the city to the other. We’d split up by then; I was traveling with a colleague and 13 alumni on our third annual Ambrose’s Italy alumni study tour, but arranged to meet in St. Peter’s piazza at 7 p.m.

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