To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of the Precious Blood in 2009, a group of U.S. CPPS sisters made a pilgrimage to sites associated with the congregation's founding and its roots. Their pilgrimage took them to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and several cities in Italy. Mother Maria Anna Brunner, honored as the foundress of CPPS, was born in Switzerland. The roots of the order were first established in Loewenberg, Switzerland and later in Liechtenstein, where another congregation of Precious Blood Sisters have their convent. In Italy, the pilgrims visited Rome, as well as Albano and Sonnino, linked to Precious Blood history through the ministry of St. Gaspar del Bufalo there. They also visited Acuto, home to St. Maria de Matthias, foundress of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and a close collaborator with St. Gaspar. Photo by Sister Joanne Belloli, C.PP.S.