Tonight ( Friday) we met our friend Rob White for 7 PM Mass at a small church near the Lay Center where he works. What is the the big deal about "ad orientem"? Our priest said mass in Italian ( which might as well have been Latin) and faced the altar and away from us. I felt completely extraeneous and disconnected as there was no card or anything to tell me what was what. I've been to enough masses to know what was going on, but I really felt like I hadn't even been to Mass! No music or anything. Yikes!!! Is what the pope wants???
Anyway, after that we ate at a nice outdoor restaurant near the Colloseum - focaccia with prosciutto - ravioli and spinach! Yum!!! Rob knows all the good places!!
Today, we are going to the Capitoline Museum to "scout it out" for Pat's Wednesday class!