Friday morning, we gave our final presentations and did a few wrap up activities, including writing haiku poems about our experiences. One girl mentioned including some Italian words, so of course, I took that as a challenge to write two haiku, one in English and one in Italian. If I have more time, maybe I’ll share them with you later.
In the afternoon, I did laundry and wrote to the Italian man we met at the Community di Sant’Egidio last week. I am hoping I can pray with the community next week or even volunteer in the soup kitchen one night.
At night, we took a charted bus out to the Appian Way for a special good-bye dinner at Cecilia Metella, a restaurant I visited on my pilgrimage two years ago. It was a fabulous meal with some great farewell speeches, poems, and “skits.”