Everyone who knows me knows me knows I love the Apostolic Fathers. Mass at the tomb of both Sts. Ignatius of Antioch and Clement of Rome — both of whom personally knew the Apostles and had their “words still ringing in their ears” — is always a thrill for me and our groups. For Fr. Hersey’s homily, click here.
Also today we went through TWO Holy Doors, the first at the Mother Church of Rome and of the whole world which has the Chair of St. Peter and the second the first church built to honor Mary — and Bethlehem.
Much more including a tour of the Swiss Guards Barracks and a slide presentation by Liz Lev about the Sistine Chapel to prepare our group for tomorrow’s tour. Enjoy!!