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.


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!!