Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.


We leave the house at 6:45 a.m. tomorrow and we are not packed. Troy hasn’t started. I’m almost done, but Troy hasn’t started and he is sitting on his butt right now.

Rome, here I come!

So, yesterday I was hob-nobbin’ with the governor. Friday, I’m eating dinner with the American ambassador to Italy. Sunday, it’s a Mass with the Pope!

Just a typical week!

Look for me on TV. EWTN, a global Catholic broadcast network, will broadcast the canonization ceremony from Rome. It will appear live Sunday, Oct. 15 at 4 a.m. Eastern Time; and replayed at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. Also, other stations in Indianapolis, western Indiana and Chicago will likely pick up the broadcast as well. I’ve set my Tivo! You can even watch it online. Go to and look for “Live TV” under the Television drop-down menu.

You should be able to see read/watch stories about the canonization in media outlets across the country. Reporters from the BBC, Chicago Tribune, every media outlet from Terre Haute, Ind., several outlets from Indianapolis and all of the Catholic papers in Indiana are traveling to the event. Most of the major world media will be at the canonization, so look to see it at least mentioned on CNN.

My husband says he thinks I’ll be a media darling because my near-baldness is going to make me look like someone hoping for a miracle!!!

When I return on Oct. 19, I’ll be working from about the time I step off the plane for the next 72 hours straight. Ok, maybe not, but it will feel that way! Then, I’ll have two half-way “normal” work days, then my mastectomy on Oct. 25.

I plan to blog from Rome as often as possible, so check back! I’ll be double-blogging, actually, as I’ll also be posting for work. You probably won’t see photos until after I return, though.

Thank you all so much for your help in getting us to Rome. It’s hard to believe it’s really here!

Author: rosie

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  1. Oh my gosh!! Have fun, Rosie & Troy!! Rome is heaven to me. I can’t wait to go back some day. Enjoy every moment of it.

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  2. EEEEEEEK! I will have to go to Mom’s to watch the live feed. Do you think she would mind if I went to see the 4am one? I will be looking everyday to see any updates! HAVE FUN! Let me know if you guys need anything from here. I will make sure Colleen only gets 1 small tattoo! It will be small…I promise!
    Rebecca 🙂

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