‘America’ in Rome, Day 3: The Vatican

A large crowd is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 22 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters) A large crowd is seen as Pope Francis leads the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

America Media is in Rome on pilgrimage Oct. 22-28. With Father Matt Malone as our guide, we’re exploring the center of the Catholic Church and the sites where the Society of Jesus has been living and working since the time of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Join us at our America Journeys website for a virtual pilgrimage as we offer reflections each day.

A reflection from pilgrim Sharon Carpenter

I was asked to share a reflection of my experiences thus far of this amazing journey.

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I was initially quick to respond “yes—tthen my dark side rose to cast a shadow over me and doubt replaced my joy.

“Why?” I asked myself.

I did not hear an answer but I did feel an urge to read my journal from yesterday.

Read the full reflection here. 

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