Under a piercing blue sky…

Posted May 22, 2016 7:08 pm by Joanna Bogle

…Rome sizzles in summer heat.  A most beautiful Mass for Trinity Sunday in the blessed coolth of St Peter’s.  A choir sings the Missa de Angelis , sundry cardinals and bishops sit in the stalls, a priest preaches about the Trinity quoting much from Benedict XVI.  We stand  packed together, some people take pictures and are swiftly reproved…but there is surprising dignity and reverence, despite the crowding, as people go up to receive Communion. There are lots of pilgrim groups, wearing scarves or teeshirts and badges…  Around the basilica, people wander, talk, pray, go to confession  (yes, we took the opportunity of

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