That's right! I got the call from Mother General two weeks ago, asking if I would be willing (willing?!) to go to Rome in August to do some simultaneous translation (I love doing simultaneous translation!) for a spirituality pilgrimage to key places in our community's history: Rome, of course, with its Pauline sites; Assisi and Pisa (just because) and our home city of Alba in the gastronomic paradise of Piemonte--to be present on location on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Pauline Family!
I kind of kept all this quiet (even though I wanted to do the happy dance all over London) until the superior here let the sisters know--not a good thing in community when the sisters find things out on Facebook--but now you can thank the Lord with me for the grace to participate in the centennial in such a concrete way.
Send your special intentions to me via the comments box--I won't publish them if you tell me not to--and I will deliver them to Sts. Peter and Paul, St. John Paul and St. John XXIII; Blessed James Alberione; Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo; Venerable Mother Scholastic Rivata; Blessed Timothy Giaccardo; Venerable Maggiorino Vigolungo; St. Francis and St. Clare and any other intercessors I cross paths with along the way.
One thing I might not be able to do is see Pope Francis (unless I can slip away for the Angelus on the one Sunday I'll be in Rome: how about you pray for that little bitty intention?).