Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: It's Obvious

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: It's Obvious: We left Rome immediately following the canonizations of ss John Paul II and John XXIII.   It was not an easy achievement.   Millions of peop...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: Beatification...an unexpected but perfect view

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: Beatification...an unexpected but perfect view: I awoke early this morning on Divine Mercy Sunday...the day of Beatification of John XXIII and John Paul II.   I headed towards the Vatican....

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: My Trip to Collevalenza

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: My Trip to Collevalenza: First I need to preface this entry... It is a packed entry because it was a packed day. For now just some simple moments and experiences. ...

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: Assisi

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: Assisi: A subway, a train and a bus....and I ended up in Assisi.  For years I have heard, "You will love it there.  It is so quiet and peacef...

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: John XXIII and a possessed woman

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: John XXIII and a possessed woman: My day in the Eternal City.... Lines at security at 7 am to get into St Peters. Holy Mass over the body of S. John XXIII....pretty cool co...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: Canonizations ...the first hours

A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: Canonizations ...the first hours: Having landed only a couple of hours earlier, I meandered through Rome and came upon a large fortress. It was the wall of Vatican City. I ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014