Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, feels Holy Week is an especially appropriate time to recognize and celebrate women religious in their efforts to advance peace and stability in our world. Too often, their work goes unnoticed and is underappreciated.
Easter brings the promise of new life and reminds us that Christ — and Christ working through us — has the power to redeem and transform our lives and our world.
Since the mid-1500s, pilgrims have visited seven churches in Rome and other parts of the world during Holy Week. Some believe the tradition — often called the Seven-Church Walk and which typically is done on Holy Thursday — originated with St. Philip Neri and his companions, who would enjoy each other’s company singing together, eating […]