Crossing the Tiber

Yesterday in the metro station I heard a fun dialogue. There was a young couple with some small kids. They were American I think. Here is the gist of what was said:

Very young son: Where are we going?

Young dad: To the Tiber River.

Very young son: Why?

Young dad: Because we want to cross the Tiber and take a photo. When you convert to Catholicism it is called “crossing the Tiber”, so that’s why we’re going!

A beautiful and humorous little exchange. It could have been right out of a “Family Circus” cartoon!

Maybe they recently converted. Say a prayer for them!

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One Response to Crossing the Tiber

  1. Sara says:

    That is great! My husband and I did the same thing when we came to Rome after converting…had to get a picture with the Tiber behind us. Now we are coming again next week to see our daughter who is in Rome for a semester. The metaphor is still strong in our minds.

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