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Pope Francis, Jerusalem, and…ME!


I am delighted to announce that I’ve been selected to participate in a journalistic tour as part of Pope Francis’ visit to Israel!! The tour will take place May 18-28, 2014, and I will be traveling with the Catholic Press Association on this adventure hosted and funded by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.

As you can imagine, I’m VERY excited and quite (happily) nervous about this trip. While I’m sure the IMOT will treat us well, it is a working trip, which means it will be challenging, educational, inspirational, and, yes, fun.

I’ll be receiving more information about the trip in the coming weeks. and will be sharing that info with you on this blog. As of now, I’m inviting you to accompany me as I prepare, embark, and reflect on the trip. I’ve begun configuring my equipment needs so that, hopefully, I’ll be able to bring you daily updates and photos. Who knows, you might even hear me on Catholic Radio during my excursion! I also intend to find a way to carry your prayer intentions with me in the spirit of a religious pilgrimage. That’s all in the works, so stay tuned!!

There is a LOT to do between now and May 18, and so I appreciate your prayers as I ready myself and my family for this tremendous gift from God!

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8 Responses to Pope Francis, Jerusalem, and…ME!

  1. Marge, how wonderful! Can’t wait to see what the Holy Spirit has in store for you during this pilgrimage.

    • marge says:

      Thanks, Melanie. I can hardly imagine what it will be like. It’s huge just trying to put everything together for the trip, muchless being there!

  2. Joe & Judy says:

    Marge – That is wonderful – MPHC-EV

  3. Mary Worley says:

    That’s terrific! We’re going to go with you in spirit, Marge.
    Will look forward to everything you have to write about it.

  4. sally leroy says:

    So happy for you Marge and your deserving of this trip, thanx for taking us along spiritually, so excited for you and will follow with you, kinda nice to know you’ll be leaving on C OVENANT DAY!!

    • marge says:

      Sally, thanks for your kind words. I know a LOT of journalists who would have been deserving. I feel so very blessed by this gift!

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