Friday, July 27, 2012

7 Quick Takes Rome Edition

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We were in Rome last week!  That is, me and my two nephews were and we had a great time.  There's nothing that says universal Church like Rome.

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While we were there we got to see nuns... lots of them in lots and lots of religious habits. It was hard to keep track of them all.  I think they should publish a guide to religious habits, sort of the Audubon guide for Catholics.
OK, these sisters were easy to identify, the Missionary Sisters of Charity, but believe me there were lots of others
in habits we had never ever seen before.

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We got to see the sacred and the secular.  There's a new tour of the Colosseum where you go down into the dungeons where the wild animals and gladiators waited before their battles.  It was a little unnerving.

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Then we ate gelato.  Every. Single. Day.  It was tough, but we managed to keep the unbroken streak going.

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We saw St. Francis.  We saw the Lateran Basilica.  We even saw them both at the same time!

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We took a side trip to Assisi.  I didn't want to leave.

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And, one of the absolute high points of the trip....we drove down to Castel Gandolfo to see Pope Benedict and pray with him during the Angelus.  

Hi Papa!
It all went by so fast.  Maybe one day we'll get to go back again soon.  God willing.

(Oh, and by the way, these pictures were all taken by my nephew Christopher.  Thanks, Chris!  Great job!)


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