Day 5

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Oh, the bells! You can tell it is a Sunday in Rome. All the Church bells in the vicinity ring their bells. There are a lot of churches in the vicinity. The high bell, the one on the left, rang continually for about 15 minutes. The sound was beautiful and fitting for the specialness of the day.

There was just the few of us, but lauds and Mass were chanted together. As usual, it was simple, beautiful and simply beautiful.

After Mass we headed off to Scarpone for Pranzo. Great lunch, great wine, but I think it was the dessert that gave me a buzz. It was a rum soaked dessert, and I do mean soaked.

After lunch we took a long walk through the largest landscaped park in Rome, the Doria Pamphili gardens.

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We did some touring of other ecclesiastical sites but the skies were threatening rain so we headed home.

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After heading home it ewas time for a nap. When it was time for supper, there was no need for food as lunch had been pretty substantial.

As night fell, the local parish of Our Lady of Mt Carmel had a procession. The Carmelites put on quite a show.

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I went to bed about 9:00pm but was awakened at 11:30 pm by some loud noises. I went outside to enjoy a bit of the light show before returning to bed.

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Thanks for the pictures. They are great! Especially enjoyed the Vatican and St. Gaspar.

Fr. Jeff,
Thanks for sharing the memories of your pilgrimage.
I certainly enjoy seeing the photos and reading the descriptions of various events.
Blaine Ricketts

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