Here we are, at the airport in Rome ready to fly home. What an amazing pilgrimage it has been for all seven of us. Each one of us have had our own unique encounters along the way. On our final day, we begun by visiting two special pilgrim churches: The Archbasilica of St John Lateran (the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome) and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (the Basilica of the Holy Cross). Both churches were amazing.
Our final pilgrim experience occurred over lunch at Termini train station. We caught up with a man from El Salvador, German de Silva. German, was taught by Fr Rutilio Grande and more importantly was a Catechist in his parish under the guidance of St Romero. German shared with us the numerous encounters (twice a month) that he had with St Romero. Of deep significance to us, he shared of the heart of Romero, a man of the people who proclaimed the truth of the Gospel in all circumstances. German encouraged us to continue to use Romero as a model of Christian living, that despite any circumstances we face, we must remain faithful to the Gospel.