The Rome Experience

This Rome Reports video profiles “the Rome Experience.”

What’s the Rome Experience? It’s a program that brings American seminarians to the Eternal City for several weeks to study and to get acquainted with the place where the Church is centered.

“Seeing the importance of the Latin heritage — the language, the culture, and not just that, but the beauty and the art and the history of what Rome is and how that can be unifying aspect and a culturally enriching aspect,” Colorado seminarian Ryan O’Neill comments in the video. “As a Catholic, I just only knew the parish or the diocese I lived in.”

And the cuisine in Rome isn’t too shabby either, Ryan adds.

“The food has just been very good,” he chuckles. “We’ve had pasta constantly, and that hasn’t been a problem for me.”