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Saturday, June 12, 2010

More from Rome

Some more photos from our pilgrimage for the closing of the year of the priest.

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!

- A pilgrim


umblepie said...

Superb photos and information. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Father Michael Mary and the community,
I'm so pleased you were able to be in Rome for the closing of the Year of the Priest -and for that superb, amazing Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. I went to Rome for Holy Week and Easter this year - so I didn't bump into you! Remember us from last June? Mary, Mary and Valerie?

Pax et Bonum!

Coffee Catholic said...

What a blessed trip! We've been busy tending to sick babies so I never saw these posts. I'm really enjoying all of the lovely photos. I'm so greatful that all of you monks kindly share your adventures and your lives. It sure is a boost to our rather isolated-from-the-Church lives out here.

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