Roman Pilgrimage Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Aventine Meditations

The Roman station church pilgrimage of Lent began to disappear in the late first millennium. But now, seminarians, students from the Rome campuses of Anglophone universities, diplomats, English-speaking members of the Roman Curia, and alert tourists all participate in a striking contemporary revival of this venerable tradition.

A Lent to Remember

The best Lent of my life involved getting up every day at 5:30 a.m. and hiking for miles through ankle-twisting, cobblestoned city streets to participate in the Lenten station church pilgrimage in Rome.

An Invitation to a Roman Lent

Exploring the “station churches” of Rome — and meditating on the daily liturgical texts — make for an unforgettable Lent.