Vatican Museum

As you read in my earlier post, you know how excited I was to have Mass this morning at the tomb of St. Peter. Well, Jesus was present today in the Eucharist and He allowed me to slow down for just about 30 minutes and enjoy some time with him. What a great start to the day.

I can’t imagine what it must feel like as a priest to actually celebrate the Sacred Mysteries just a mere 20 yards from the man that helped start our faith with Jesus just 2,000 years ago.

And just around the corner is the tomb of John Paul the Great. just a simple stone cover with his name in Latin. Simple greenery and flowers all pay tribute to a great leader in the Church. I am sure we will be celebrating his cannonization very soon…by the way, no pictures from his tomb becuase it wasn’t allowed. Very strange…

After leaving St. Peter’s we headed to the Vatican Museum. I was not looking forward to this since I have been there many times and for those that have been there no what a zoo it is. Well, as we have all heard…participate, don’t anticipate…

We have a great tour guide named Tosca. She is very knowledgeable and I learned several new things from her today. I think we all need to practice a little more patience and listen more to what God is saying in our lives.

Post museum, we took the shortcut and headed to St. Peter’s. Another fantastic time. I am still in awe of this place every time I visit. I always come back looking for more. The Pieta holds a special place in our hearts and so here is a photo that says it all. It is so special when you see it in person…words cannot explain it.

Well, gang, I running on fumes after pushing myself the last two days so I am taking a siesta and then dinner with our group tonight.

Until then, keep the prayers coming…


  1. amanda on March 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I love the Pieta. It’s just so overwhelming to see a picture I can’t imagine seeing it in person! Continue to have a great time and be safe! You have 5 children waiting for you!

  2. Ginger on March 12, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing your visit to such a special place. Enjoy each day!

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