Sorry for the lack of posting. We have been travelling busily each and every day, here and there, in Rome. Tomorrow we return to the real world. The wife is more than ready, but I'm a little blue about leaving Roma behind.
The unexpected whiff of Wisteria in bloom; little fountains and piazzas around every corner; so much History the Romans don't bother to label most of it; But all good things must come to an end.
We saw the reliquary of Saint Peter under the main altar of Saint Peter's after touring the ruins of the necropolis beneath that. We celebrated Mass with Pope Benedict twice; once on the anniversary of John Paul II's death and again on Palm Sunday. We saw all the churches on my "must" list, including Santa Maria in Trestevere, Santa Maria della Vittoria (with Bernini's "Ecstasy of Saint Teresa"), the Gesu, Santa Croce in Gerusaleme, and many others. We prayed up a storm for all concerned.
Spring in Rome: it doesn't get much better than this. Wish you were here. Wish I didn't have to leave. Ciao!