Thursday, February 25, 2010
What a powerful place. We celebrated mass in a chapel across from this "Sacro Speco" and words cannot describe the feelings we all had.
St Benedict is said to have lived in Subiaco some 20 years before going to Monte Cassino. History says that some 12 monasteries have their start from here....today very few remain. Authors such as Cassian, St Jerome of Egypt and Palestine describe many of these in their writings.
Looking from the rose-garden one can see all the outside of the shrine, irregular walls, arches and the tower from where St. Romanus let food down to the young hermit.