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Brian Lenz
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Back into the Swing
Well, my friends, here we are again..  It's just like riding a bike: once you know, you always know.  This phrase is how I would describe my first few months back here in bella Roma.  I flew into good ol' Leonardo Da Vinci Airport at the beginning of Septem...

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Wednesday of Holy Week: The Mighty Seven Church Walk
Yeehaw!  Hey we did it!  Today's seven church pilgrimage walk was a massive success, thanks a ton for all the prayers.  Our weather today was sunny in the mid 60s with a cool breeze; it could not have been any better.  Certainly a fitting way to end Lent, a...

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Tuesday of Holy Week: Santa Prisca
We are so close now!  Today is the last day of the normal station churches.  Tomorrow we cowboy up for a 14-mile walk to Rome's 'big seven' in prep for the Easter Triduum.  I will be offering the day's journey for your prayer intentions, so be sure to bring...

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Monday of Holy Week: Santa Prassede
Welcome to Holy Week!  We are in the most exciting liturgical week of the year..  and I'll tell you what, I am sure ready for Resurrection Sunday.  These Lenten station churches have been the best prep for Easter that I've ever done; I hope they have been a...

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Friday of Fifth Week: Santo Stefano in Monte Celio
IT IS HERE.  Well, for me anyways... Easter break is here!  During Holy Week and Easter Week all the universities in Rome are closed.  So we have a bit of space now to lay low, rest, and pray.  When we go back to class in two weeks it's going to be a mad da...

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Thursday of Fifth Week: Papal Audience?
Well today's station church post is not in fact about a station church, because I did not attend the stational Mass this morning.  Instead today was a special day off of class for all the students and faculty who attend the Pontifical Gregorian University (...

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Wednesday of Fifth Week: San Marcello
Today's stational church takes us, happily, across the street and north about 30 yards from yesterday's church.  Which is really funny because for the life of me I have never noticed that a church was there.  Although in my defense it is set back from the r...

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Tuesday of Fifth Week: Santa Maria in Via Lata
Today we visited Santa Maria in Via Lata, which besides being a beautiful church is also quite a convenient one, as it is directly on the route of my daily walk to school.  Nice!  Not very large, though, so with standing room only we were packed in like sar...

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Monday of Fifth Week: San Crisogono
My friends, we have arrived at the last full week of Lent before Holy Week.  Then it's Easter!  Almost there...  During our Easter Week break from classes I'll be going on retreat to Ars, France, the hometown of St. John Vianney who is the patron saint of d...

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Friday of Fourth Week: Sant' Eusebio
Wow, we've been at this for a while.  Four whole weeks of churches!  Plus the Ash Wednesday half week at the beginning... time has been fuh-lying by, it seems.  But it always feels good to make it to the weekend.  Yahoo!  Today's experience of the station c...
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