Thursday, October 21, 2010

Coming Home to Rome!!!!

We arrived in Rome two days ago...thanks be to God!  We flew in from Madrid after a severe day of hassle trying to get a flight out.  Arrival was a miracle and we hit the ground running.  So far the following has happened:
  • general audience with the Holy Father...we were seated so close!!!!
  • lunch at the North American College with our parish seminarian, Joe Kuharski
  • tour of St. Peter's
  • Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel
  • Night Walk of Rome...Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain (yes, we threw in a coin for everyone who asked!), Spanish Steps
  • lunch with Legionary of Christ friends, Br. Joshua Schmitz and Fr. Scott Murphy
  • St. John Lateran, Santa Scala, Santa Croce
We hope to visit the Colisseum, the Roman Forum, and the Catacombs of Priscilla tomorrow, but do not know if we will get to do all of that.  Our train for Milan leaves tomorrow around 3PM.  Say a prayer our night train from Milan to Barcelona runs through France and is not cancelled.  Thanks for the prayers everyone.  For all of the special intentions given to us from everyone, we said them at the Adoration Chapel in St. Peter's and prayed also at Santa Croce before the relics of the holy cross, the crown of thorns, and the nail from the crucifixion.

Love to you all!
Ciao for now,
Grace

2 comments:

  1. WOW! You're having such a wonderful trip! We'll keep praying for safe, uninterrupted travels for you all.

    God Bless!

    Heather and family :-)

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  2. Thanks much, Heather! We miss you all terribly, but are having a fascinating time.:) Can't wait to see you all and show our pics and videos.

    Love to all!

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