VATICAN INSIDER: VISIT LOURDES IN PERSON OR ON VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE – CONVENTS AND MONASTERIES, ROME’S SURPRISE LODGINGS

VATICAN INSIDER: VISIT LOURDES IN PERSON OR ON VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE

Do not miss the interview segment this weekend on Vatican Insider when my guests tell you in riveting fashion the story of Lourdes Volunteers, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality – North American Volunteers.

Join my conversation with three members of this American apostolate, Lourdes Volunteers. I talk to Marlene Watkins who founded the volunteers in the Jubilee Year 2000 – she’s a wonderful storyteller! Joining Marlene is Fr. Rob Hyde of St. Margaret’s Church in Syracuse, NY, spiritual advisor to the Volunteers and Deacon Dan Revetto of Los Angeles, vice president of the Lourdes Volunteers. You will never forget his story of his first day of volunteering at the French Shrine!

Learn how to go to Lourdes as a volunteer – or as a patient if you have health issues. Learn how, if you are a medical professional, you can become part of the team that volunteers at this celebrated French shrine. You can learn by visiting http://www.lourdesvolunteers.org

Here are Deacon Dan Revetto, Fr. Rob Hyde and Marlene Watkins –

The rest of the team currently visiting Rome –

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February 23-24 Vatican Insider: https://player.fm/series/catholic/vatican-insider-022319-protection-of-minors-in-the-church-summit-at-the-vatican

CONVENTS AND MONASTERIES, ROME’S SURPRISE LODGINGS

FROM ALETEIA: Many religious orders offer rooms to tourists in their beautiful centuries-old buildings, located within walking distance of the sites of Rome. It’s a best-kept secret of many a frequent traveler to Rome: staying at a monastery or convent is an affordable, unique way to visit the Eternal City.

Following the tradition of hospitality that religious orders have carried out for over 1,500 years, monks and nuns in monasteries and convent houses in Rome offer bed-and-breakfast style lodging to tourists and pilgrims alike.

To learn more: https://aleteia.org/2019/02/27/when-in-rome-these-convents-and-monasteries-offer-unique-and-affordable-lodging/

PS – Convents and Monasteries can be found throughout Italy –perhaps some of this beautiful nation’s best kept secrets. More on those treasures in a future post!

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