So that we can experience Our Holy Father’s first apostolic visit to America together as an Archdiocesan family, Archbishop Blair will keep a personal “Travelogue” of his experiences, impressions and inspirations as he travels to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Sept. 22 – 27. The Archbishop will take part in this joyous occasion with more than 250 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Hartford along with millions of worldwide participants.
In real-time, you can read or hear the Archbishop’s Travelogue at or on:
Look to the October 2015 issue of the Catholic Transcript for extensive coverage of the Papal Pilgrimage, including Archbishop Blair’s Travelogue with photos.
What do you think pilgrims will gain from this experience? “To the extent that we come to the experience prayerfully and thoughtfully, we can expect a strengthening of faith, a deepening of love, and a renewal of hope. An overwhelming number of parishioners in the Archdiocese have told us that living a lifestyle characterized by the love of God and neighbor is the most important way in which we individually and collectively express our Catholic faith. The opportunity to hear an affirmation of this message from Pope Francis personally can only serve to strengthen us in our commitment to Christian living in union with other Catholics from around the world, gathered for the World Meeting of Families. Participating in the Pope’s Mass on Sunday, in particular, will be a memorable event for us all.” Archbishop Leonard P. Blair
Father Jose R. Linares