Fr. Eric’s 2009 Rome Experience journal — Day 18

Thursday, Day 18:  Rome  

Since Bishop Morlino was unable to give the morning lectures, I gave two 45-minute lectures on Love and Responsibility.  That evening, some of the men left at 5 PM so they could participate in the Corpus Christi procession and Mass at St. John Lateran.*  They did not have tickets but, through the intercession of Our Lady, they all got in anyway and participated well.  The rest of us had an early dinner, then stationed ourselves just outside St. John Lateran on the Via Merulana.  The procession was very beautiful, and those who followed it to the end received Our Lord’s benediction through the Holy Father and were home by 11.  

Rome Experience seminarians taking part in the Corpus Christi procession outside St. John Lateran Basilica, Rome




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