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Pilgrimage was truly an experience of love and unity Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

From the first time we went to Rome, we could sense the greatness and beauty of the Catholic Church, the priests and nuns dressed in their habits walking through the streets of Rome as a visible sign of Christ and his Church.

But the recent Diocese of Madison Ad Limina Pilgrimage took me beyond my imagination. To be in the excavations below St. Peter’s Basilica and to visit the place where St. Peter’s bones remain, I felt transported — in those moments neither time nor space existed. I realized the triumphant, suffering, and militant Church is One, Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman. I cried like Mary Magdalene because I could not contain my emotions.

We want to thank in a special way Fr. Greg Ihm for being our guardian angel, showing us with every gesture or action the presence of Christ. We want to thank Bishop Robert Morlino, who with just his presence made this pilgrimage all the more special and thanks to him we were able to go places within the Vatican that are not open to the public.

And thanks to Juan Landa, for being so professional, but more than that, for being a brother in Christ attentive to all our needs.

We thank God for all who had the gift of participating in this pilgrimage because it was truly an experience of love and unity of the Mystical Body of Christ.

Mercedes Pozo, Madison