Friday, 22 May 2009

More on Day 5 . . .

It was a great joy and privilege to be able to offer Holy Mass in St Peter's Basilica and to be given permission to do so in the Crypt Chapel near the the tomb of Pope John Paul II is even more special.

Of course one can't just stroll in and begin to say Mass. Here is the letter requesting permission to do so which thankfully was given. Many thanks to our tour leader, Anthony Coles, for arranging this for us.

I know you need good eyesight to read it but I thought you might find it interesting anyway.

UPDATE: This video was meant to appear today. I hope you enjoy it now although it is a bit late.

Just a shot showing the crowds queuing to get into St Peter's.


Flick Saunders said...

How wonderful and a never to be forgotten priviledge.

Thought of you all last evening on my own 'tour of Rome' as we saw the movie 'Angels and Demons' - sadly not quite the same as your experiences! I look forward to hearing more about your trip and seeing you all again soon.

Rosemary said...

Call that a queue? You should have seen it last August - now that was a queue!