Father John Cush of the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY graciously led us on an inspiring day of grace. We began the day with the incredible privilege of attending Mass in the very room where St. Ignatius of Loyola died. Following Mass, we viewed other rooms of the Saint's Roman home where we saw his shoes, vest, vestments, and handwritten documents all of which were close to 500 years old.
If this impressed us, which it did, you can imagine our delight in being able to pray in the Church of the Gesù at the tomb of St. Ignatius.
In the afternoon, we walked cobblestone streets to the Casa Santa Maria, the graduate house of studies of the North American College, and saw the beautiful home of approximately 80 priests from the United States who are studying in Rome.
Highlights there were Pope Pius XII's bird cage and the beautiful chapel of Our Lady of Humility. All of us feel humbled to be receiving such blessings and we are grateful to our Superiors and Sisters for allowing us to be here. You are in our thoughts and prayers.