Day 18 Old places, new discoveries
We began the day by visiting old places in a new way. Sister Mary Agnes, Sister Mary Hanah, and Sister Mary Maximilian went to Saint Peter's Basilica first thing in the morning in order to go up to the cupola. The climb up was more of a challenge than usual: there were no lights to guide their steps, so the Sisters went on in the dark. This sounds like a spiritual lesson, and maybe it was... and they made it to the top.
|Outside the Base of the cupola|
|View of Sister Mary Agnes from inside the cupola|
|The Altar of the Chair from inside the cupola|
|The Sisters looking down on the Altar of the Chair|
|Outside the cupola -- the Statues of Jesus and the Apostles|
|Looking up from the base of the cupola at people on the highest level|
|Celebrating the victorious climb -- with ice cream and the Apostles!|
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, after attending Mass at the Gesu', Sister Karen, Sister Clare, and Sister Mary Angela were discovering how quiet the streets are first thing in the morning, and how lovely with the cool air and light streaming into the streets.
|The Trevi Fountain|
|A fragment of a statue: a big foot!|
|A treat for dessert -- Flan!|
|Cena on the terrazza|