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!

Monday, January 9

The Franciscan church and complex. Pope John Paul II stayed here with the friars when he came to visit Krakow in the 1980s, and when JPII's health grew critical, and at the time of his death and funeral, the faithful of Krakow turned this large square into a site of vigil prayer and memorial, filling it with flowers, candles, and themselves in prayer - the photos I saw of it were very moving.


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