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The choir arrived at St. Ignatius Church around 7pm for rehearsal before the concert at 9pm. The choir rehearsed for an hour and a half with a half hour of rest and vesting before the concert. The concert began promptly … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Concert!!!!

Saturday. Final day. The day is at leisure for the entire group. Some are shopping, some are sleeping, which means NO WAKE UP CALLS! Today is a day for everyone to do their last minute shopping and touring. Tonight, the … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 3 – Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica

Friday. After our usual early morning wake-up call, breakfast in the hotel, the choir loaded the bus for a tour of the three Major Basilicas of Rome. First, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls; second, St. John Lateran, and third, … Continue reading

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Rome part 2

Today, Thursday, we began the day by leaving the hotel and walking to the Vatican Museum in pouring rain. A 10 minute walk from the hotel. By the time we arrived at the museum the group was soaked. Umbrellas don’t … Continue reading

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The Eternal City (Rome) Part 1

The Eternal City (Rome) Part 1 Papal Audience, Touring the city of Rome, and a sung 5pm Private Mass at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Aracoeli, a Franciscan Church in the heart of Ancient Rome, Fr. Daniel presided. The … Continue reading

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And so, we set out from the region of Umbria (more specifically, the city of Assisi)…. ….to spend some time in Florence. We passed by the second largest lake in Italy, and saw some beautiful fall foliage along the way. … Continue reading

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Final Day in Assisi

Mass took place at 9 a.m. at the tomb of St. Francis. Father Daniel celebrated the Mass while the choir sang the Mass. Afterwards, we participated in the tour of St. Clare Church and paid our respects to the body … Continue reading

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