Rome Experience 2010 — day 15

November 19, 2010

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.

First view of St. Peter's Basilica for Rome Experience 2010 seminarians

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.


Rosary walk along the Tiber

June 28, 2010

Sent by Kevin Hurley:  this picture of seminarians Kevin Drew, Brendan Johnson and Jeff Gardner during a Rosary walk along the Tiber River with Father John Heisler and Father Eric Nielsen.

Rosary Walk along the Tiber, with St. Peter's on the horizon

First look at St. Peter’s Basilica

June 16, 2010

Seminarian Kevin Hurley took this picture.  This was his first view inside St. Peter’s Basilica after the group arrived in Rome on Sunday, June 6, 2010, the Feast of Corpus Christi. 

Sunlight slants through clerestory windows of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome


In-depth tours of historic Catholic sites

June 25, 2009
Father Landry leading a tour

Father Landry leading a tour


Photo submitted by Ryan O’Neill.  The seminarians are visiting St. Peter’s Basilica under Father Landry’s guidance.

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