Sunday, November 25, 2012

THANKSGIVING IN ROME








THE TURKEY TROT:
The seminarians here at the North American College brought Thanksgiving to Rome on Thursday with turkey, football and pie.  The day started early in the morning with the third annual road race called the Turkey Trot.  It is run around an entire country, Vatican City, and it was won for the second year in a row by Gaylord's own, Tyler Bischoff.  Congratulations Tyler!



THE SPAGHETTI BOWL:


After some breakfast and relaxation it was time to take to the field.  The new men vs. the old men.  The old men have not lost the spaghetti bowl for many years and again they took it to us new men.  But when all was said and done everyone had a great time and agreed that the game was a great way to come together as brothers and grow in support of each other; plus how can you have thanksgiving without football.  As you can see in the picture to the left, the old men have us pinned pretty deep on this particular play.  I think we stopped them so I got pumped up.  Ok, I have to tell the truth, they scored. 


 THANKSGIVING DINNER:
That evening everyone gathered for Holy Mass followed by Thanksgiving dinner.  All the seminarians from each diocese in Michigan sat together along with those from Minnesota.  On the menu was pumpkin ravioli, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, and even pumpkin pie.  It was a great day and really helped the seminarians here in Rome to feel a little closer to each of you back home.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all and have a blessed feast of Christ the King.  




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