Fifteen Feet from the Pope

Dispatches from a Sabbatical in Rome

by Luanne D. Zurlo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/4/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781480811287
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781480811294

About the Book

In early 2013, Luanne Zurlo decided to take an extended break from years of intense, travel-heavy work that had left her exhausted. Three months later during a brief vacation in Rome, Zurlo felt a pull like never before. It became obvious to her that she needed to spend more time in Rome—specifically to study theology at the Angelicum, a Pontifical University. Some six months later, a unique journey began as Zurlo returned to Italy to fulfill her dream.

In her travel journal compiled in the form of dispatches, Zurlo shares a thoughtful, often amusing view of her four-month sabbatical overseas as she immersed herself in the culture of Rome, learned how to climb the seventy-three steps to her apartment without gasping for air, explored Italy, including a search for a family saint, and soaked up an array of experiences.

Fifteen Feet from the Pope shares fascinating commentary and photographs from a former Wall Street analyst’s unforgettable experiences during her Roman sabbatical.

About the Author

Luanne D. Zurlo is a professor of finance at Catholic University. She formerly worked on Wall Street as a top-ranked, equity analyst and led an education-focused non-profit organization she founded prior to teaching. She has lived, traveled and worked extensively in Latin America and Europe.