Annual “Circle the Vatican” Race

May 12, 2015

circle the vatican raceA couple of summers ago Fr Eric Nielsen, Program Director of The Rome Experience, challenged the seminarians to a race— a race to run the full-length of the arms of St. Peter’s Square. The seminarians gladly accepted the challenge and launched what became the Annual “Circle the Vatican” Race.

Inspired by the Directory for the Ministry and Life of Priests, which states that “…it is necessary for the young cleric to grow in a spiritual environment of true fraternity and thoughtfulness, which becomes manifest in personal attention as well for physical health…,” the race has become a fun way for the seminarians to stay physically active as well as to bond with their classmates.

Best of all – the winner of the race wins a delicious gelato and his name engraved on a plaque along with past winners of “Circle the Vatican.”

Stay tuned for news and results of the 2015 race!