Friday, 13 November 2009

Roman Pilgrimage Day 4

The third day of our pilgrimage started with mass in St. Agatha of the Goths; my personal favourite of the roman churches, situated just up the road from the convent where we're staying.

We then took the 117 bus to the Piazza dell' Popolo and walked down to Babington's Tea Rooms in the Piazza de Spagna where we stopped for tea. As we made our way back on foot we stopped at San Andrea della fratte and John told us a little bit about he history of the church and how it served as the setting of the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne. We went from there to the Fontana di Trevi where it was time for me to make a third attempt at talking in front of Irish pilgrims.

After a lovely lunch we went to see the rooms of S. Luigi Gonzaga and S. Giovanni Berchmans in S. Ignazio then to the rooms of St. Ignazio himself in the Gesu and the day finished with the illumination of the statue of the saint that takes place in the Gesu every day at 17.30.


Anonymous said...

It looks really amazing. I wish I could have been there. When are you going again? Will it be advertised?

Semper Eadem said...

I'm really sorry I couldnt go but I had commitments I couldnt break. Maybe next year. I think this is the second year that this has been organised. 3rd time lucky.

Fitzy said...

The church where the mass was looked really simple and the other churches really elaborate but they were all beautiful. Mark F

Anonymous said...

Great blog Thomas - looking through the contents with my nephew here in LIMERICK