Rome: Sunday – A Question

Okay, maybe it’s a dumb question. But still. If you saw this poster:

And if you noted that the only actual place mentioned on the poster was Chiesa S. Spirito in Sassia, AND you knew that said church was just down the street from St. Peter’s, AND the poster said that the Holy Father would be leading the Regina Coeli, would it be too amazingly stupid for words to assume that the Holy Father would be leading said prayers in said church?

As I said, maybe it’s a dumb question. At any rate, the poster, combined with our woeful lack of Italian, explains why we were in said church from 9:10 a.m. to shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday. What eventually convinced us to leave? They started a second Mass. We hobbled – well, I hobbled (The Blisters and all) – home along the river, and hunger eventually drove us to stop in at a random trattoria, which provided our first culinary disappointment of the visit. Burnt vegetables, a couple of off mussels, and carbonara covered in what looked like separated hollandaise. We thought we’d reached Minimum Safe Dining Distance from the Vatican. Apparently, like young Skywalker, we were mistaken – about a great many things.


  1. notrelatedtoted says

    Apparently, the Pope is in town today. I’ll be sure to mention this to him when we meet up for cocktails this evening.

  2. Matthew,

    And of course, it’s not enough to say, “I’ll be careful….”



  3. Cubeland Mystic says

    The key word there being “CON”.

    When in Rome DON’T do as the Romans do.

    Next time

    If it prompts you for a password, let me know and give me about 20 minutes.

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