Wednesday, June 8, 2011

60 Day Photo Challenge - Day 17

*Post a picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently*

My recent trip to Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II (now Blessed) has had a very intense impact on my life.    Although I posted these pictures once before....Blogger somehow LOST that post and I haven't yet had the opportunity to upload them again.  If anyone ever tells you that standing in the middle of St. Peter's Square is not a moving experience (Catholic or no), they are outright lying to you!  I don't think there is anything that has so deeply affected me (not counting the birth of my kids) the way that St. Peter's does.  I know that I can't adequately express it, but my very soul was touched and uplifted.  It's something that affected me to the very core of who I am.  I can honestly say that I will never be the same after having been there.

OK..enough talk, here are the pictures from the Beatification on Sunday, May 1st, 2011.










3 comments:

Allison said...

Wow, Nancy, you had GREAT seats! I was watching from a TV screen behind Castel Sant Angelo! Still...amazing....

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Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

My daughter was there at the beatification, too! I love these photos!!