The Roamin' Roman

Benvenuto! You have happened upon the blog of a wandering Catholic American college student studying for a year in Rome, the Eternal City. You will find here my pontifications, ruminations, reflections, images, and ponderings on my life in Rome. Ciao!

Friday, November 11

Our "real" view of the Mass


  • At 3:12 PM, Blogger Peg said…

    Got here via Amy Welborn's blog. Thanks for posting the pictures. I noticed the brightly lit round sun (of sorts) up above the altar. Was it a window, do you know, and was the sun shining through. Makes a point, at least for me. Am happy for you all that you were able to attend this special Mass. :) Peg in Denver

  • At 4:32 PM, Blogger mgibson said…

    Hi Peg - great to hear from you. One of the seminarians here is studying for Colorado Springs diocese, so we've heard quite a bit about Colorado! :)

    The brightly lit window is a beautiful stained glass window depicting the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, with rays coming out from it. Go to for some pictures and information. The window itself is actually lit from behind by some lights that are always on (at least when the church is open), not by the sun.

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger mgibson said…

    That link should conclude "Cathedra.htm" - sorry.

  • At 10:15 PM, Blogger Zadok the Roman said…

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  • At 10:16 PM, Blogger Zadok the Roman said…

    The brightly lit window is a beautiful stained glass window

    It's wonderful, isn't it? Amazingly, if you want to be technical, it's not 'stained glass' at all, but alabaster. I'm not sure how thin the alabaster is to be so transparent.


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