Friday, July 17, 2009

Ride your bike to Rome...

Every summer it's fun to see the proud moment when people arrive in St. Peter's Square after a long bike journey.

This summer alone I met a German couple from Cologne who biked in seventeen days to Rome and another couple from Holland who did the same to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and just today three young men from England arrived on bikes after over twenty days on the road.


Makes one think of one of the best books for Catholic youth: The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc. It's a book that inspired me to want to walk to Rome as a youth. He wrote the book in 1902 after he walked from France to Rome across the Alps on foot.

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