Today we returned to the Caravita community for liturgy. Once again, the liturgy was so beautifully done with the same presider and homilist (outstanding homily yet again for a tough set of readings!). This week, a group of about 50 students on tour from Scotland joined us for liturgy. One of the girls said it was the best Mass she had ever been to! AND it looks like I am going to be co-cantor next week. The cantor and organist both approached me after Mass. They rehearse for 45 minutes before Mass so I guess I will give it a try! I am going to love being a part of this grace-filled liturgy! (and yet, I miss St. Thomas! Happy birthday, Fr. John!! )
As we were strolling in the piazza after mass, Pat and I agreed that this beat our usual Sunday routine of coming home from church and getting tuna sandwiches from Subway -lol!!! So we shopped in this amazing food store and bought Lemon and almond liquors - major YUM!! - and some coffee, as Pat has become quite adept at making expresso! We had lunch at a great little place way off the piazza and I had FRIES!!!! It was a tribute to my American home, but they taste better in Italy!
It was a perfect day weather wise, so we sat on a wall outside the Pantheon and people-watched!
We got to Caravita a bit early so we visited St. Ignatius church next door. It was all lit up and had live trees in the nave! Irene, can we have live trees for Easter?? Lol!!
The first photo is the facade of the church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Next is a crucifixion with the Mother of Sorrows in St. Ignatius
The third photo is an obelisk from a temple to Isis in Egypt balanced on an elephant sculpted by Bernini in the piazza Minerva
And the last one is of the live trees and lights in (pretty blurry) in st. Ignatius