Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece
If I could post a photo of Bernini’s “Apollo and Daphne” sculpture, I would . . . alas, the Borghese Gallery prohibited photography so all I have is my memory of standing with my husband and two boys, just the four of us in the presence of that incredible statue, awed into hushed silence, absorbing…
The Vatican’s Papal Conclave: Hey, I Was There!
Reading the news reports about the recent conclave in the Vatican to elect the new pope, it was amazing to see the cardinals gathered in St. Peter’s for the pre-conclave mass before they entered the Sistine Chapel to begin their secret deliberations, and recall that we had stood in that sacred space the summer before last. St.…