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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

EWTN'S Joan Lewis #1 - In the Footsteps of St. Paul TURKEY

It's very exciting to report that Joan Lewis, EWTN's Rome Bureau Chief and author of EWTN's weblog Joan's Rome, is taking a pilgrimage In the Footsteps of St. Paul and will be reporting daily throughout her trip! What better way to enjoy learning about St. Paul's journeys bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the early Christian world in Asia Minor than with Joan Lewis from EWTN? Join us as we follow her weblog to enjoy first hand reporting of her impressions of her journey including and especially her visit to Mary's House and her reflections of Sister Marie. Today she gives a general introduction and includes much information about our dear Sister Marie! She begins today's weblog, Day One, with this:


As I write these words, I am preparing to leave for Turkey on a pilgrimage "in the footsteps of St. Paul" with many of my friends from Santa Susanna and Marymount International School with whom I shared the joy of last year's trip to the Holy Land.

Our itinerary is full and we'll be covering a lot of miles in a relatively short period of time. Tomorrow, Monday, we fly from Rome to Istanbul to Izmir on the Turkish coast where we will travel by to Kusadasi to spend the night before we visit Ephesus on Tuesday. In coming days we will also visit Laodicea, one of the seven churches of Revelation, Pamukkale, Antioch in Pisida where Paul went with Barnabas on his first missionary journey, Konya, Cappadocia, the Land of Three Saints (Basil the Great, his brother Gregory of Nyssa and Gregory of Nazianzus), Tarsus, where Saul/Paul was born and Antioch the cradle of gentile Christianity.

READ THE REST at Joan's Rome!

I'll post a link each day as she shares her thoughts and impressions during this pilgrimage. I'm so excited to relive my pilgrimage to Ephesus of last October! Thank you Joan!