Join Sharon Lanzi Pitts on Pilgrimage
Sharon is southern born and bred and she attended Catholic schools in Birmingham, Alabama where she resides with her husband Joe. Her son Vincent and his wife Candace and their three children live close by in a neighboring suburb. Sharon is retired with a successful 35-year career as a Human Resources professional behind her. She taps her management and administrative background for the planning, organizing and logistical skills necessary to orchestrate a smooth and successful pilgrimage. She also calls on her Human Resources experience to match priests and other resources with journeys, lands, and cultures to enrich the pilgrimage experience.
Sharon and her husband Joe have been on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to Rome & Assisi and have traveled to Rome multiple times and visited other Italian cities as well. They also toured Ireland having visited Presentation Sister Rosario (Anna) in Galway whom they’ve known since their childhood. Sharon looks forward to planning pilgrimages to Greece to walk the way of Saint Paul, to Spain to walk the way of Saint James, to Ireland to walk the way of Irish saints and mystics, to Marian sites to walk the way of Mary’s apparitions, and to Italy to walk the way of the Catholic faith!
Sharon views a pilgrimage as not only a spiritual experience, but also a cultural experience and her organizing and planning as serving. She welcomes you to join her and her priest partner
to “Walk the Way”.
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Meet Our Spiritual Director
Father Frankline Fomukong was born in Cameroon, West Africa. He is sixth in a catholic family of seven. Father’s thoughts of becoming a priest came very early at the age of five. Becoming a priest remained the only thing on his mind as he went through a catholic elementary school. He then continued to a Junior Seminary for middle and high school and eventually was admitted into the St. Thomas Aquinas Senior Seminary in Cameroon, affiliated with the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. Father Frankline was ordained a diocesan priest in 2004 and has served his home diocese as:
- Spiritual Director, Academic Dean, and Rector as well as Principal of the same Junior
Seminary where he studied.
- Chancellor of the Diocese and Secretary to the Bishop.
- Diocesan Liturgical Master of Ceremonies
- Chairperson of the Association of Diocesan Priests
- Chaplain to Carmelite contemplative nuns
- Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Education
Upon request to move to the United States, Father Frankline was sent to Alabama in 2018 to serve in the diocese of Birmingham, where he is currently the Administrator of St. Charles and St. Joachim churches in Jacksonville, Alabama, and is the head of campus Ministry at the local university. He is also chaplain to Knights of Columbus and Chaplain to lay Carmelites of the Diocese.