In the traditional liturgical calendar we find ourselves in the midst of Septuagesima, the preparatory season for Lent. Things have been busy and my Lent will be focused mostly only ways a maintaining a more balanced day.
There are so many holy sites in Rome, and saints to visit. My resolve is to visit more in a spirit of gratitude, joy, and emulation.
Saint Paul of the Cross, pray for us!
Crucifix Chapel at the Gesù
Yesterday we had a beautiful procession following the blessing of the candles for Candlemas and then a Solemn High Mass.
The Altar before the blessing of the Candles
From the blessing of the candles
Working my magic, as everyone else processed
And from the Mass
Some close-ups of art in the Church