Pilgrim Blog

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Biker and Fini

One Day to Go!

How did we spend our final day before heading to Philadelphia? Helping out at a charity bike ride! At Fini’s insistence, we joined our Dignity/Boston team supporting bicyclists who rode 125 miles from Boston to Provincetown to raise funds for HIV/AIDS research and services. It was a great day of […]


Leslie and I live in the Philadelphia area. Every night there are news stories on TV related to the visit by Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families. The excitement is palpable! I am reminded of the season of Advent – we wait and prepare. Anticipation grows! Although there is […]

God’s Plan For Me

Hello fellow pilgrims and visitors to these pages, I have felt so blessed to be a part of this wonderful pilgrimage and the idea of meeting in person the rest of our pilgrims and others from around the world. I have been talking about it all summer, made about 100 […]

A Lesson from Rosa’s Grandson

My grandson and I just had our photos taken for a story in the LA Times. Matteo started chatting with the photographer about his family. He thought his beta fish and Chewbacca Blue Arvizu was more noteworthy than his two Mommies. I pray for the day that the world will see with […]

Challenges and Change

Karen Kelley, my daughter’s mother in law and I have been planning our Pilgrimage for many months.  We coordinated our travel plans so we would be traveling together, meeting on the train.  We have given each other moral support, since this would have been our first pilgrimage of this sort. […]

Labor Day Weekend

I had my first letter to the editor published this Friday, in the Journal Inquirer, Manchester, CT. I am still waiting for a response from the Hartford Courant. Marianne and family stopped by to pick up my crafted donations so I won’t have to carry them on the train.I spent […]

Sister Ocean

One summer day I stood on a beach Beneath my naked feet Sands rejoicing rays of bright sunshine I was on the beach Carrying many cups of water from different sources Water from different rivers Raindrops gathered on leaves on alocasia Water from kitchen sink and even from a toilet […]


As September rolls in, I am grateful for so many things in my life. The arrival of my grandson Wyatt, (yes, there will be pics), a trip to Bar Harbor I am making with my husband and of course WMF. I have sent out a few letters to the editor […]

Letters to the editor

I wrote my letters to the editors, and sent them out this evening.  They were sent to the Hartford Courant and to the Journal Inquirer, two Connecticut papers, I will let you know when they appear in the paper, and if there is any follow up.