May 18, 2015

Am I a Local Yet?

I’ve been in Rome for almost a full semester now, and we’ve just started realizing how things will change when we arrive back in the States. We now eat dinner at 8:30 pm, we buy our produce fresh from the street markets, we’ve become gelato connoisseurs, and we scoff at clueless, loud tourists that invade […]

May 6, 2015

Weekend in Paris and Thoughts of Gratitude

There is a weekend that has been in my planner since the very beginning of my semester abroad…my trip to Paris! The capital of France has many names and a great deal of significance…”La Ville Lumière” (the city of light), a major fashion capital of the world, and home to some of the world’s most […]

April 19, 2015

Verona, Italy: Rome’s younger cousin

Last weekend, I took a 2.5 hour train ride to meet my girlfriend in Verona, the fictional setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. I know, I know… you’re already thinking of jokes about me being romantic and going to the Casa Giulietta with ‘my Juliet,’ etc. Believe me, I heard them all from my buddies here in […]

April 14, 2015

Via Crucis: Good Friday in Rome!

This was something I had waiting for since September, when I found out I would be interning here for a semester. It was Holy Week! Something important enough for Tatum and I to cut our Spring Break travels a bit short to attend these events. I don’t I can describe my excitement any more than […]

March 9, 2015

First month as a Vatican intern

In the past month, I have already grown in more ways than even I can imagine. At previous workplaces, I was timid, and afraid to overstep my boundaries, real or imagined. While at the Catholic News Service, I’ve been able to freely develop my journalistic abilities, and the feedback has been only supportive and encouraging. In […]

March 6, 2015

Dispatches from a UN Intern

I’m Adam Vincent, a second-semester junior. Officially, I’m pursuing majors in Humanities, Communication, and Honors, a concentration in Peace and Justice Studies, and specialization in Rhetorical Studies. But for the purposes of small talk here, I’m simply studying communication. Despite the title of this blog, I don’t actually work at the Vatican – rather, I’m […]

March 2, 2015

Italian Media in Milan

This weekend, I had the privilege of learning about Italian broadcast media in Milan. The trip was a field study for a course I am taking in Rome called Communication and Social Transformation. One of my professors works in Italian media, so she was able to get us into the public TV and radio station, […]

December 7, 2014

Nothing Compares to Rome

Venice Unlike other cities, Venice doesn’t exactly have a list of places and monuments one must visit before leaving. More than anything, one goes to Venice for the atmosphere. It is unlike any other place I’ve been in, with its narrow winding alleyways and canals. I really enjoyed just walking around with my friends without […]

November 24, 2014

International Conference on Autism: Animating Hope

This past week, I was given the unique opportunity to attend the Vatican’s first ever International Conference on Autism, titled “Animating Hope.” The conference was attended by more than 650 people from 57 different countries. Among this group were world-renowned researchers, scientists, religious and political leaders, and autistic persons and their parents. The conference was […]

November 18, 2014


This past weekend, a few friends and I decided to take a trip to Venice! We took a train from Rome (which is about a 3.5 hour journey) and pulled into Venice around 6pm Friday night. As soon as we walked out of Venice’s central train station, Venezia Santa Lucia, we were right on the […]

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