It took us 6 freakin' hours to get there, by Metro, commuter train, taxi and bus (with only 1 mishap- which cost us an hour)But it was so wonderful to see our family again and introduce them to my sister, Jean! From our mother's generation, there was TILDE AND LIVIO - from our generation, there was Cesaretta, Maria Vittoria and Antonella
|Tilde, Livio and Antonella|
|Maria Vittoria, Jean, Cesaretta and Pat K.|
|the altar of the miracle|
My cousins have made the "infiorata", carpets of flowers over which the Blessed Sacrament is taken in procession, for over 50 years as they live along the route of the procession. Cesaretta has a website showing them:
Then they took us to the train and showed us a MUCH shorter way to get home. We were a bit confused, but as we entered the train station in Montefiascone, we saw 3 seminarians that Pat had met at the North American College. They had spent the day there in search of a good meal. But really!!!! What are the chances of 4 Americans meeting up with people they know from the States in the tiny town of Montefiascone!!!!
So, we got home in 1 1/2 hours and slept VERY quickly and very well!!!