I am "home" in Assisi
I flew to Rome yesterday and took a train to Roma Termini and was met there by Fr. Joy, O.F.M. who is from India. Thank God he was there because the bus trip to the Curia was confusing. I spent some time visiting with the English speaking Council member who is from California. Later, when I went to my room, I threw open the shutters and could not believe what I saw. Right outside my window was the dome of Saint Peter Basilica. I tried taking a picture in the dark, but that did not work. So this morning I took one just after sunrise.
This morning Joy and I were on the streets early heading back to the Termini so I could catch a train to Assisi. Again, when I got to my room I was delighted to see that I was overlooking Santa Chiara (Saint Clare) church and have a fantastic view of the city and the valley below. I took a couple of quick pictures, but I have not really begun capturing the sights for myself and this blog. I have done a great deal of walking today and expect to have sore legs in the morning. The hills here are killers.
The use of the internet cafe is a little expensive, so I will try to keep up to date, but I may have to wait and do the bulk of the pictures when I get back to England on Monday. You are all in my prayers.