Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ciao from Roma!

Greetings from the eternal city! We landed safely yesterday morning. The trip began by taking a tour of the catacombs of San Sebastiano, Mass at St. Paul Outside the Walls, and dinner out. This morning: Mass at St. Peter's. Several of the guys got up early, fought the jet-lag and went to St. Peter's to celebrate our Masses before spending the free day in Rome. Fr. Jim and Fr. Chris and I are just returning to our "domus" after spending the day walking to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Borgo, etc. etc. Here's some pics so far:

Our shuttle picking us up to go to Dulles airport for our flight to Italy:

Fr. Chris, showing the effects of a nine and a half hour flight as we land in Rome:

Fr. Vince points out: something is wrong with this sign "Toilets Souvenires:"

St. Peter's Square with Fr. Anthony and Fr. Martin:

"Dolce" and a "Cafe:"

Professor Martens in front of a portrayal he finds particularly inspiring:

My parishioners from Meade County who went on the pilgrimage two years ago will understand the significance of this picture:

That's all for now; stay tuned for more...

1 comment:

Jacque Singleton said...

Father Paul, you found the lion during the daylight hours!