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Serving at St. Peter’s Basilica

Posted by Anastasia Jaeger on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

May 23: 

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I'm so excited to say that I’ve seen the Trevi Fountain and it is absolutely breathtaking! I also have seen the Colosseum and Pantheon.

This past Sunday, five members of our SVC group were approached by an usher. One of us had the opportunity to lector and the others got to carry up the offertory! I never imagined that I would not only be able to see St. Peter’s but also be able to have the role of carrying up the offertory for Sunday Mass there! That is certainly a memory and one that I will treasure forever.

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One of my favorite basilicas is St. Paul’s. I was able to visit the tomb of St. Paul and he has always been one of my favorite Biblical inspirations. I admire his strength, courage and wonderful writing skills. He was truly a man led by the Holy Spirit.

Today we went to Assisi. It is a beautiful town despite the wind that is constantly blowing. It has a truly astounding view. I was not disappointed in Assisi at all. My mother has always been inspired by Saint Francis and it was enjoyable for me to actually visit his tomb and get a deeper understanding of who he was as a person of God. Tomorrow we will have a tour of the Vatican, as well as Mass underneath St. Peter’s in the grotto. The Sistine Chapel will be a part of the tour and I cannot wait to explore the beauty of the chapel. There is still a lot left to share so check back again soon.

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Topics: Italy, Rome, Anastasia Jaegar, Colosseum, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica

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