A view of St Peter's prayer vigil before adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.
The exterior of the church of St. Cecilia run by Benedictine nuns.
Thanksgiving after Mass. We were very blessed to be able to say Mass in the beautiful crypt before the tomb of St. Cecilia on the feast day of the Sacred Heart. Directly behind the altar are the incorrupt relics of St Cecilia. Also found there are the relics of her chaste husband, St. Valerian as well as several other saints including St. Valerian's brother.
Some of the confreres in prayer before the tomb of St. Cecilia. The altar at which we said Mass is directly below, with the relics situated under the statue.
Today’s gruelling afternoon walk in the relentless Roman sun started off with a visit to the Basilica of St. Bartholomew situated on the Isola Tiberina, an island in the Tiber. The church is run by Franciscans and the body of St. Bartholomew, Apostle and martyr lies in the main Altar.
We visited several other churches, one of which was the Church of S. Maria dei Monti.
The side altar to the left had the body of St. Benedict Joseph Labre.
The Basilica of St.s Cosmas and Damian.
The eternal city!