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Friday, November 25, 2016

Back in the Eternal City

The view that awaited us on our return trip to Rome on May 1st.

A few blocks away from our hotel we found quite the party scene.
Did I mention it was May Day?

We stayed at the Domus Sessoriana which was originally a monastery
built by Constantine for his mother, St. Helena.
Click on the above link if you would like to know more about the
rich history of this church.

A street display for a restaurant we passed on our way to meet
diocesan seminarian, Scott Athey.

Santa Caterina a Magnanapoli

This church, dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena,
was reopened a few years ago.  Perpetual Adoration is
offered for military personnel throughout
the world.

Fabulous view of ceiling.

Ceiling of Chiesa San Silvestro al Quirinale
our 2nd church visit of the day.

Main altar

Back on the street, we continue with Dan's car obsession.

First and only ride on Rome's Metro trains.
(You can see how thrilled I was.)

Scott graciously guided us through Rome's busy streets
to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Holy Door

Cool virtual tour here.

Mosaic of Pope Francis

Tomb of St. Paul

We ended the day with a tour of the PNAC and this awesome view of St. Peter's Basilica.
(I might have been getting a little tired of the picture taking
at this point.)
Day 6 here.

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