On Sunday morning, a group from my class took a cab to the Gesu church downtown. We went to an Italian language Mass but because we read the Scriptures beforehand, we were pretty much able to follow everything – except the sermon!
We then toured the living space of Saint Ignatius Loyola during his last days before death. We had also prayed at his tomb in the church. We visited St. Mary Major Church, one of the other primary churches in Rome designated with a Jubilee Holy Door. It was less crowded and so it was easier to pray for all of you and your intentions. Beautiful side chapels and shrines throughout the church called everyone to meditation and prayer.
After another tasty lunch, I returned to my hotel for a quiet evening before classes resumed on Monday morning.