Friday, December 7, 2012

Teaching new dogs old tricks

Vatican hopes 'Scrinium' trips will spread pilgrimage to young
The Basilica of St. John Lateran might be one of the holy sites to which pilgrims will be directed if they buy trips sold in gift boxes. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic.
This Catholic News Agency story tells of the Vatican introducing a set of short trips to holy sites aimed at introducing young people to the concept of pilgrimage and teaching them about the Catholic faith.

"This is a way to reach a different public like younger people, who wouldn't normally contact Rome's pilgrim office," said Rosamaria Mancini, manager of the Vatican's Jospers community, an organization for pilgrims created by the Rome's pilgrim office.

The trips, called "Scrinium," are sold in gift boxes that include a two- to three-day trip for two people to a holy place, as well as accommodations at a bed and breakfast.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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