Beautiful day, Piazza Navona, Church of the Mother of the Sacred Heart, St. Agnes, St. Augustine, Our Lady of Grace, followed by a marvelous dinner with Joan Lewis on top of St. Agnes.
They had wi-fi, but nothing was connecting. So I have days of photos to upload. Now that I am back in Rome, we will slowly upload the pics. There is connection here but it is sometimes weak.
So after Mass, we snuck out the back door and got over to a ristorante, La Vittoria, before the crowds. All the tables soon filled up except the table next to us which had a "riservato" sign on it. Soon enough a party of three took their places at that table. John and I carried on our conversation in English while this trio conversed happily in German. Jump ahead two and a half hours later. The Ristorante was beginning to empty out. No problem, I have closed restaurants before. This trio was paying its bill, we asked for our check. I made a sideways comment in English, "Are you from Germany?" The women smiled sweetly and said, "yes." But then we were off to the races, I am not sure how it happened but I discovered that we had been sitting next to Paul Badde and his wife for nearly three hours. And we made an instant connection, especially when I said we were going to Mannopello next week.
Omnia Christus Est Nobis
Christ is everything for us!
I am a Roman Catholic Priest from California. I spent 13 wonderful years years as a member of the Province of the Pacific in the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The outline of my life can be traced here.