Raining a bit today but we headed out early to join the line to enter the Vatican Auditorium for the Papal Audience. Our group made it in and got pretty good seats.

The rest of the day was free until Mass at 5:00. Folks were free to explore Rome, visit churches, pray, shop, dine – or even climb up into the dome of St. Peter’s!

I gave a talk on the martyrs IN the church of the martyrs, San Stefano Rotundo, before Mass. We then invited the group to join us at one of our favorite restaurants where we eat while  in Rome on our own. Great day!