We have just taken the metro and are on our way to Subiaco where the monastery of St Benedict is. Yeah we are feeling very proud of ourselves for working out the train system of Rome. It is great.
This is a pilgrimage day for Wendy, Mark and I to experience a taste of Benedictine spirituality. Others have gone to Pompeii, Assisi, Florence or Ostia Antica.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We were all looking forward to our Vatican Museum tour - until we saw the line! We spent an hour waiting for our turn, trying to remember that patience is a virtue we should strive for.
|Potential rain was no match for WYD 08 ponchos...|
|The water was delicious. So welcome!|
|A side chapel at St Peter's Bascilica|
What an amazing day. Bishop Mark told us that being a pilgrim was not always easy. That it involved praying hard, working hard and having fun. Well, we achieved all three today. We began the day with Mass in the side chapel at St Peter’s Basilica. I wondered if Mary MacKillop had knelt in the same spot those many years ago, as behind the altar is a huge mosaic of St Joseph holding the child Jesus.
As the internet is on strike this evening, this is a brief blog….. more tomorrow!