Friday, 8 February 2013

Day 3 - St Peter & some Friday penance

What a start to Day 3 - Mass at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II!! Was having difficulty believing that Fr Alex could pull it off successfully but he did. An unbelievable experience. I think it may turn out to be one of our highlights of our time here in Rome.

After Mass and a quick prayer it was a very quick walk back up to Domus Carmelitana for what I believe you could safely say is an amazingly good breakfast. Our boys are definitely enjoying it! Seriously good food - there's even desserts for breakfast!!

Our morning has been very busy. We also visited he Scavi, where yet again we were treated to a great tour with a very good tour guide, Luke from the English College. It is impossible to describe how it felt as we walked around the Scavi under St Peter's and then came to the actual location of the bones of St Peter, exactly where tradition has always said they were. The evidence that there is to say that yes these are the bones of St Peter and yes this is where he was buried is overwhelming. A truly amazing and unbelievable experience.

Just finishing our lovely picnic lunch on the beautiful roof terrace of our hotel. This place is so great. Today's has been quite sunny, although not all of us want to sit in the sun. Plenty planned for the rest of the afternoon so pop back later to find out where we've been and what we've been up to.

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