Rome, Italy --
Though the Legion of Christ seminarians did
not get to visit all 25 churches in Rome as
they had planned, the December 2013 Church-a-thon fundraiser was
a success, according to one of the men who participated.
|Spending a great deal of time in prayer.|
John Choi said he and his fellow seminarians want to
extend a “a big thank you” to all who supported
them on their trek to visit as many of the
Roman churches in one day as possible. “This year was
a big success,” he said. “We didn’t reach all 25
churches, but we did spend a great deal of time
On December 21, 2013, the seminarians set out
to visit 25 historic Roman churches on foot, stopping to
pray at as many on their list as possible. They
carried with them the prayer intentions of those people who
had pledged to support them in their studies and had
asked for specific intentions.
For Br. John, one of the
highlights of the Church-a-thon was visiting the church where St.
Maximilian Kolbe reportedly celebrated Mass for the first time.
of you know he was sent to the Nazi Concentration
Camps, later giving up his life for a fellow-inmate, a
Jew,” he said. “At that same altar (at that same
church in Rome) a German Jew had an apparition of
the Blessed Mother. He later converted.”
To see Br. John’s
photos from the December 21 event, go to one of
the following links: