Day 9 Mass with Pope Francis

Day 9
A day with Pope Francis!

Papa Francesco's Blessing from the "Pope-mobile"
Today, we had the wonderful and unexpected opportunity to attend Mass with the Holy Father in St. Peter's Square for the Feast Day of Ss. Peter and Paul!  We arrived in time to have an excellent view and, at the end of Mass, were able to see the Holy Father from a close distance when he drove by and blessed us.  It was very moving to be present with the Church in this liturgy in which the Holy Father blessed the Pallia of the new Metropolitan Archbishops.

A view of the fa├žade of the Basilica from our place in the Piazza

A picture at the feet of St. Peter

Praying the Angelus with the Holy Father after Mass:


  1. I have so many, many good memories of the first summer program in 2013. I hope you have at least as much fun and inspiration and relationship building as we did. Praying for all of you and look forward to reading all of your posts. A special hello to Sr. Mary Hanah!


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