We spent the morning at St. Mary Majors (one of the four major basilicas in the city of Rome) and had a morning of reflection. Fr. Scott Carl spoke to us about the importance of being nourished by the Mother of God in our future priesthood. We were then able to spend time in personal prayer around the beautiful basilica. Our morning finished with Mass celebrated at the altar of the crucifix.
Our afternoon, for most of us, consisted in reading the assigned reading for our first class discussion later that afternoon. We had a beautiful time of sharing about the different saints we had encountered on our travels, and what we could learn from them as we approach priesthood.
In the evening, we were met by our eminent rector, Msgr. Callaghan. We went out for a true Italian-style meal that lasted around 3 and 1/2 hours.
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