Vocations meeting - Castelgondolfo pt.2

Some more photos...

We had one day off during the week of meetings to be shown around Rome by members of our General Council. It was my first time to this great city, as it was for a good number of our Vocations Directors. We therefore left early (7.30am) to get the 40 mins. suburban train from Castelgondolfo into Rome, with many of us staying over 10 hours before finally returning.

Of course, 1 day would never be enough to see all there is to see, but we did manage to get around quite a few of the major landmarks: the Basilicas of St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran, the church of St. Ignatius Loyola, the Forum, the Colliseum (walked by it), St. Peter's Basilica (ie. the Vatican, but not its museum), the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps.... It was a bit in the style of that old Monty Python sketch with the tour guide taking US tourists on a whistle-stop tour of Europe, but nonetheless worthwhile. And we had a good laugh amongst us Brothers.

Bro. Guy Roddy (USA) near the Colliseum in Rome.

Brothers looking for some shade... not a set up for the photo, they just did this spontaneously. Bro. Yannick (Superior General) nearest to camera.

At the foot of the Spanish Steps.

The rather wonderful ceiling of the church of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

The church of St. Ignatius Loyola again.

Pt. 3 soon....
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