Sunday, June 6
Left for Rome today. Before we arrived in Rome, we stopped in Cascia to visit and pray before the tomb of St. Rita of Cascia. After that, we had lunch and traveled on to Rome, where we moved into our quarters at Fraterna Domus.
We decided to visit St. Peter’s basilica before it closed – for most of us, a first-time visit. The light shone in just spectacularly. That sight alone was worth a trip to Rome — but then Father Heisler was able to convince a guard to let us get up close to the main altar in St. Peter’s, and there we were able to say some prayers for the Holy Father. That made that first visit to St. Peter’s perfect – a special experience. We then walked back to Fraterna Dormus, had dinner and then went to bed to be ready for class the next morning.