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Lenten Travels = #SmallSuccess

Success #1   Returned home - safe and sound - and healthy from my business trip to Washington, DC.  While there for the  Napa Institute 's Human Ecology conference on the campus Catholic University of America - I learned: All about Uber (as the Metro was down while I was there);  $1500 a night hotel rooms are WAY better than $400 a night hotel rooms (our reservations were given away by the Days Inn so they had to put us up at a Marriott for one night - it was nice albeit very inconvenient at midnight)!; Planes travel 'wicked fast' when there are only 11 people on board with no stowed luggage! (except the one bag my traveling companion, Jennifer Longworth had with our  Breadbox Media  swag in it!). Success #2  Jennifer and I were able to spend some time in the  Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception  in Washington, DC at the end of the first night of the conference.  ...   read more  ...  All Rights Reserved, Allison Gingras 2016

Opening the Door of our Hearts

The opening of the Holy Door and the passing through that door on a pilgrimage is an integral part of the celebration of any Jubilee Year.  Both the teachings of the church and the scriptures speak often of "opening the door" of our hearts to the Lord.  One of Saint John Paul II's most recognized exhortation is "Open wide the doors to Christ."  Click here to read my reflections on opening the doors of our heart to the Lord during this year of mercy.