Beginning on March 10, 2014, I had the privilege of being one of the spiritual directors on Pilgrimage with Dr. Scott Hahn and his wife Kimberly to the Shrines of Italy with 206 Tours. During the Pilgrimage I had the opportunity to offer 3 homilies. The pilgrimage was scheduled to coincide with the 1st anniversary of Pope Francis' election. The theme I developed in these three homilies was Encountering Christ. Here is the second one I gave on March 13, 2014, the first anniversary of the Pope's election. This homily was given in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Rome. The readings were from Thursday of the First Week in Lent.