Sr. Maria, Sr. Mary Ignatius, and Sr. Gianna Marie have had a beautiful and grace-filled year in Rome. Sr. Maria and Sr. Gianna Marie run the libraries for the North American College and have been deeply edified by the many generous men who are preparing for the priesthood there. Sr. Mary Ignatius attends the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), a vibrant center of Thomistic philosophical and theological study. Of course, the greatest blessing of the year has been to live right in the heart of the Church and walk in the footsteps (literally!) of so many saints, including St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Cecilia, St. Agnes, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Philip Neri, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and – on an Easter trip to Northern Italy – St. Dominic, St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, St. Gianna, St. John Bosco, St. Dominic Savio, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati! The Sisters are deeply grateful to have spent this year in the Eternal City!

Siena

Sistine Chapel

Assisi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bologna

In the cell of St. Dominic

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