Sunday, March 17, 2013

Walking back to the Vatican from Piazza Navona tonight...

Bernini's fountain, its figures horrified by the Church, in Piazza Navona 
Rome does seem eternal on nights like this

A shrouded carousel near Castel Sant'Angelo

A solid angel, an ephemeral pedestrian in front of Castel Sant'Angelo

Looking down Via Conciliazione to St. Peter's

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Taking a break from Rome in ... Lourdes

As people fill their plastic bottles and images of the Virgin with holy water they peel off the Made in the People's Republic of China labels ... 
Msgr. Jerry Vincke of Lansing, Michigan, and the Pontifical North American College in Rome came for the weekend to say mass in the Grotto

Chapelle le PiƩtat in Saint-Savin at dawn