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Saint Therese, working overtime for a Cherry Hill woman in Rome

VATICAN CITY — “You, here,” grudged the Basilica’s guard, whose frame resembled a linebacker. Tilting his head to the right, he passed me off to the second in command behind

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Giving thanks and running into the secretary of state

Everything on paper went wrong this Thanksgiving, “but as it is written: eye has not seen what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor 2:9). So begins

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Watching a friend be ordained a deacon

VATICAN CITY — As the light of dawn began to envelop the finest gold in Saint Peter’s Basilica, so too did it begin to light the souls of those attending

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Linked in with a favorite priest in Rome

Just as the fading sun set off its celestial hues one night, Father Frederick “Don Federico” Link came into view. Father Link, a retired priest of the Diocese of Camden,


Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of Saint Peter’s, and I went to Rome

On a late August night in 2016, with a one way ticket in hand, I jetted off to Rome to achieve my dreams of working in Vatican City. After I