Father Jeffrey V. Romans, secretary to Archbishop Henry J. Mansell and chair of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Year of Faith committee, checks in one of 80 people who left for Italy aboard airport-bound buses from the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield on May 20.
Archbishop Mansell is leading the archdiocese's Year of Faith pilgrimage, which includes an audience with Pope Francis on May 22 and tours of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Padua and Venice before departing May 29.
The archbishop will be the principal celebrant of a Year of Faith Mass at 3 p.m. June 2, the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.
A reception will follow the Mass in the lower cathedral. There will be a slide show and static display of people in the Archdiocese of Hartford reflecting and spreading their faith through actions, Father Romans said, "so people can see the Gospel story, the story of how we as the family of the archdiocese live out our faith on a daily basis." (Photo by David Royce)