Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sr. Caritas (the second from the left) is my classmate and in my study group...
To the left are my classmates (priests and brothers included) and the sisters doing what every household does at a party....congregate around the food.
I will attempt tomorrow to put a video on with the sisters of this community singing. They have angelic voices and it was very touching. Until then...may you be blessed today and everyday....
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Did you know that St. Cecilia was not the first partron of music? It was John the Baptist...when his father's mouth was opened at his birth he sang the Canticle and therefore he is the first Patron Saint of Music.
The church today looks as it did in the eighteenth century with the cloistered convent to the right.
The beautiful art work is hard to portray in just a small photo on this blog...
The tops of the four post have sculptures of Cecilia, Cecilia's husband Valerian whom she converted, her brother in law and Paschal
On the sides of this blog are pictures of the crypt, the first baptismal area, and the bath where they tried to kill St. Cecilia.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and have a great day.
To the left, is a fresco of St. Benedict healing the leper. This fresco is the second oldest known of St. Benedict and to get to it we descended below the Basilica into the scavi that was also known to be the first parish church.
My next section will be on our visit to St. Cecilia's and the wonderful tour we had.