BACK FROM THE ETERNAL CITY!
BACK FROM THE ETERNAL CITY! We had a wonderful trip to Rome with John & Ginny Ramage. Going to Rome reminds us that there is much, much more to the faith than the stories in our Bible — there is also the more than 1,900 years of Church history and the countless, often nameless people of faith who gave their lives for it. When we were in Rome, Ginny had set up a tour of the Catacombs, the caves where many early Christians were interred. Part of that tour included a visit to a museum devoted to the Capuchin order, sometimes called “the Marines of the Church” for their willingness to serve where others hesitated to go. (By the way, the word “cappuccino” comes the Capuchins — the color of their robes is the same color as espresso mixed with frothed milk!) At the Capuchin museum, a map of the world several hundred years old showed where they were stationed at the time — in places like India and Brazil and on and on. It was a powerful reminder that our faith is “a thousand generations of those who love God and keep His commandments.” (Exodus 20:6)